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What to do when a Court Order relating to your child changes

The Court accepts that even after an Order has been made in relation to arrangements for a child’s care, matters can change and that Order may not be what is best for the child for the entirety of their childhood. As children grow what perhaps was right for them at a younger age, will not necessarily suit them as they enter their teenage years for example.

Changing Your Childs Surname Following Divorce

I have a minor son from a previous marriage and I want to change his surname, what do I do?

I want to take my minor son on holiday with me, but I am worried his father won’t consent. What do I do?

In order to take a child abroad, you must get the consent of every person with parental responsibility. Parental responsibility enables you to make important decisions about the care and welfare of your child including those relating to education, health care, religion and holidays abroad.

Can I take my children out of the country?

If both you and the other parent of your children have parental responsibility, and there are no orders or any restrictions in place, then neither of you can take the children abroad without the written consent of the other.

A Brief Guide To Parental Alienation

Parental alienation is a topic that has been in the press regularly over the last few years. Often people believe that their child expressing any reluctance to attend at contact with them must be as a result of parental alienation. However, this is not often the case. Parental alienation is rare and highly damaging to children.