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Accessing Your Child's Medical Records: Your Rights
Accessing Your Child's Medical Records: Your Rights
If you are parent and are concerned for your child's health, no matter what age they are, you may wish to gain access to their medical records....
Adopting a Child
Adopting a Child
Tips on advice if you are looking to adopt a child and common misconceptions that people believe will prevent them from adopting....
Applying for Child Custody
Applying for Child Custody
If your relationship breaks down, you may wish to apply for child custody. Find out what you can expect during the process....
Changing a Child's Surname
Changing a Child's Surname
Can you change your child's surname? How do you do it and how can you stop your partner from changing your child's name without your consent? Find out here....
Child Support Act
Child Support Act
This article looks at the Child Support Act of 1991, why it was introduced, and how it is enforced when it comes to non payment of maintenance...
Child Surrogacy and The Law
Child Surrogacy and The Law
Surrogacy is defined as one woman - referred to as the 'mother' - having intercourse or medical treatment in order to achieve pregnancy for the purposes of another…...
Contact Orders & How They Affect Parents
Contact Orders & How They Affect Parents
Contact Orders are issued as a means of ensuring visiting rights for parents. We examine how these orders are granted and how they work....
Dismissal Because of Pregnancy?
Dismissal Because of Pregnancy?
If you do lose your job when you are pregnant this could be a case for unfair dismissal. Find out what to do if this happens to you and what your legal rights are....
Family Proceedings Court
Family Proceedings Court
The Family Proceedings Court (FPC) is that part of the court service where hearings relating to family issues, such as custody and residency, are heard....
Flexible Working And The Law
Flexible Working And The Law
You have the right to request flexible working from your employer in specific circumstances. Find out more here....
Paying Maintenance or Child Support
Paying Maintenance or Child Support
This article looks at how and why you should pay maintenance and how the Child Support Agency oversees this....
Prohibited Steps Orders
Prohibited Steps Orders
A Prohibited Steps Order (PSO) is an order granted by the court to prevent one parent from carrying out certain events or making specific trips with their children…...
Single Parents' Rights
Single Parents' Rights
Advice on the rights of single parents, including what help and financial assistance you can expect to receive from your local authority and ex-partner....
The Law on Paternity & Maternity Leave
The Law on Paternity & Maternity Leave
Employment law and the laws regarding Paternity and Maternity Leave are often confusing - here we try to explain the rules as concisely and plainly as possible...
The Laws on Dependency Leave for Parents
The Laws on Dependency Leave for Parents
Dependency Leave is sometimes required in a crisis or family emergency - we look at how Dependency Leave operates and how you should use it....
The Rights of Working Parents
The Rights of Working Parents
What are the rights of working parents in the United Kingdom? This article aims to answer those questions and give impartial help and advice in understanding your…...
Understanding Residence Orders
Understanding Residence Orders
Residence Orders are applied by the court when parents cannot come to an amicable agreement about where and with whom their children should live. Find out how you can…...
What Are The Legal Rights of a Father?
What Are The Legal Rights of a Father?
Fathers have legal rights when it comes to their children, but often don't know what they are. Here clarify what rights a father has....
What Are The Rights of Foster Parents?
What Are The Rights of Foster Parents?
We examine the rights of foster parents and also what measures are taken to safeguard the legal rights of the children in their care....
Your Rights as a Grandparent
Your Rights as a Grandparent
If you are a grandparent wishing to maintain contact with your grandchildren after a family divorce or separation, then there are a number of ways in which you can try…...
Your Rights as a Guardian
Your Rights as a Guardian
This article looks at your rights should you become a legal guardian to someone else's children....
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