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Moving abroad with your child after divorce: the law

Moving abroad with your child after divorce: the law

The world became a smaller place when international travel became affordable for most people. Romance and marriage soon followed and multinational couples are now relatively commonplace. Some go on to have children of course: in most cases this is a cause of...

Why see a family solicitor?

Why see a family solicitor?

Family law is a fulfilling career but here at Major Family Law we are always very conscious of one central truth: most of the people who make an appointment to see us only did so because something bad had happened to them – their spouse had left them for someone else...

Frequently asked questions about road traffic law

Frequently asked questions about road traffic law

Road traffic legislation has generated more case law than almost any other area of criminal law, probably because it is challenged so often. If you have received a summons, postal requisition or a ticket from the police, please speak to one of our road traffic law...

Coping with a Covid Christmas as a separated parent

Coping with a Covid Christmas as a separated parent

Christmas is suddenly just around the corner. For intact families, the festive season means a day or two of slightly forced family-focused fun and a chance to indulge, perhaps with a side-order of squabbling and stress. But for parents who live apart from their...

Courts to consider naming biological father of adopted girl

Courts to consider naming biological father of adopted girl

The family court should consider whether or not to name the biological father of a girl adopted in 2016, a Judge has declared. The child was referred to in the judgement as ‘T’. When she was removed from her mother and taken into care, a paternity test established...

Five things to remember if you are arrested for drink driving

Five things to remember if you are arrested for drink driving

Tis the season … and now Boris has allowed everyone out to argue with their relatives for five days over the Christmas period, there is the inevitable danger that some people may have one too many in order to drown out the verbal disappointment expressed by a...

Unreasonable behaviour still tops the charts

Unreasonable behaviour still tops the charts

Unreasonable behaviour is still the most commonly cited reason for seeking a divorce, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). A total of 107,599 opposite sex couples divorced during 2019, an increase of more than 18 per cent compared to...

Becoming a father after giving birth

Becoming a father after giving birth

There was disappointing news from the Supreme Court earlier this month for a transgender man who had sought a judicial review of a decision to list him as “mother” of a child. Alfred ‘Freddie’ McConnell holds a gender recognition certificate, which means his status as...

Seeing your children during the second lockdown

Seeing your children during the second lockdown

Lockdown 2 has arrived. In response to a second wave of infections, non-essential shops, hospitality and entertainment venues have all been closed and restrictions placed on meetings between people who live in different households. For separated and divorced parents...

Separated but together: life in lockdown with your ex

Separated but together: life in lockdown with your ex

As we move into a second national lockdown, spare a thought for people caught in a very modern dilemma: those still living under the same rooves as their ex-partners. They will have to continue doing so for at least another four weeks. Yes, it’s not...

2020 meets Halloween

2020 meets Halloween

The nights are drawing in. After the strangest of summers, we are hurrying through autumn and it will soon be Halloween. In any other year this would something for families with children to look forward to – all the fun of carving pumpkins, dressing up, getting...

Divorce in the Covid era

Divorce in the Covid era

2020 has certainly been a year for the history books. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused upheaval on a global scale. Many of us were forced to work at home for months, cut off from the collaborative buzz of the office, colleagues reduced to images on a computer screen –...

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