Article Tag: Arrangements for children

Return to fair without notice family law injunctions

It has previously been the practice of many family courts to grant injunctions without notice to the respondent for a lengthy or in some cases unlimited period of time. Recently the fairness of this has been questioned, and the President of the Family Division Sir James Munby PFD issued a Practice Direction in the Family… Read more »

Child contact: Compliance with orders is mandatory

It is an absolute fact that in the majority of cases, children benefit from a close relationship with both parents. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons that is not always easily arranged between separating parents where one can refuse to allow contact to take place. Applications to court for orders for contact (previously known as… Read more »

Child support – where next?

The government has recently attempted to bring in changes to the Child Support System whereby parents would have to pay a fee to use the services of the Child Support Agency (CSA) to recover maintenance outstanding for children. Until now, this has been free but it has to be said that the CSA has had… Read more »