Article Tag: Contact orders

Gone are residence and contact orders for children – but what now?

From April 2014 courts have been making child arrangements orders to replace the existing residence and contact orders which have been in place for over 20 years. In the media there has been much discussion about ‘shared parenting’. However, The Children and Families Act 2014, which came into force on 22 April 2014, does not… Read more »

Sperm donors can have contact with children

In a recent High Court Judgement, Mr Justice Baker has ordered that known sperm donors can now apply to court for contact orders under section 8 of the Children Act 1989, even though they have no legal role as parents of their biological child. Justice Baker ruled that two men, whose sperm were provided to… Read more »