Child Custody and child support

What is Child Custody?

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Our family solicitors have written this helpful guide to help you understand child custody. What is child custody law? Firstly, it may surprise you to learn there is actually no such thing as child custody any more. As of April 2014, it is referred to as Child Arrangement Options, or Child Residency. However, we’ll refer to it as custody in this blog for simplicity. In the many cases, parents preference is for joint custody (or…

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Divorce and How it Works – A Guide

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If you’re unfortunately having issues with your partner and are considering petitioning for divorce, our Arlingsworth divorce lawyers have written this quick guide to help you understand the whole process. What is divorce? Divorce is the end and “dissolution” of a marriage. It cancels all legal marital duties and responsibilities between a couple. A divorce may be a mutual agreement between two partners or the decision of just one partner. This depends on the circumstances or…

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Gay couple’s international child custody battle to be ruled on by Supreme Court

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Gay couple’s international child custody battle to be ruled on by Supreme Court The Supreme Court will consider an international child custody case at an important hearing on the 8th and 9th of December 2015. The case involves the family of a 7-year-old child (referred to as “P”) who was taken to live in Pakistan in 2014 by her birth mother, after her relationship with her partner unfortunately broke down. The partner, who was “left…

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