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Surrogacy in the UK

Surrogacy is a method or agreement where a woman agrees to carry a pregnancy for a couple who will become the newborn child’s parents after birth. Although legal in the UK, surrogacy is restricted by various rules. and it is the view of Surrogacy UK that the law “does not reflect the realities...

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Children Cases

A quick guide to child maintenance

All parents with children aged up to 16 years old have a duty to cover the cost of their children’s upbringing. This can be complex when parents become separated or divorced, as both continue to share financial responsibility, even if one parent doesn’t ever actually see the child. What is...

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Children Cases

Child Protection: Written agreements

It has been common practice for Social Workers and other professionals, working with families where there are child protection concerns, to ask them to sign up to a written agreement to set out what is expected of them to improve the situation. Recent serious case reviews after children have died...

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Family Law

Changes to Child Maintenance

The law in relation to child maintenance is changing (again) and as if the previous system wasn't complicated enough! At first glance it may seem as though little has changed, however, the devil is very much in the detail when it comes to the new legislation. The CS3 “gross income scheme”,...

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