January 22, 2015
Who can and cannot adopt children is a very emotive subject. It can be difficult to decide who has the right circumstances to be able to look after a child and naturally this is often debated amongst politicians, families and pretty much anyone concerned with the welfare of children. In this article, we are looking mainly at the legal issues around adopting children and what you need to be aware of when you are looking to adopt. Who needs to be adopted? Every year...
January 16, 2015
In recent times there have been changes to care provision rules. As a legal issue this is something to be aware of as you want to be sure that your assets are properly protected. This is why it is best to get sensible legal advice and check that your will has been properly written with a trust fund specifically set aside. What are LPAs? LPA means Lasting Power of Attorney- in other words this is the person entrusted to hand over your legal affairs,...
January 12, 2015
If a local authority is concerned about a child’s welfare then they can apply to have the children monitored in order to make sure that they are being properly looked after. This in the simplest terms, is what a supervision order is and today we will look at the various aspects about this order and what it involves. Benefits A supervision order should not necessarily be considered a punishment – it can benefit the family as a social worker can come and help a...
January 6, 2015
You have probably seen celebrities in the paper refer to their separation or divorce as “amicable” (or if your surname is Martin or Paltrow you go for the more poetic “conscious uncoupling”). In reality, however, divorce can be difficult, stressful and emotionally draining. However, believe it or not it can be possible to have a divorce that if not amicable can at least be reasonable for all parties concerned and below are some tips to help make that happen. It is not about “right”...
December 29, 2014
Increasingly more people live with a partner before they are married or in some cases decide they do not want to get married at all. However this can cause complications. If a couple in a civil partnership split up what are their legal rights regarding child custody, property ownership and so forth? In this article we will offer a brief guide on the various issues around civil partnerships and what you need to be aware of. Registering The first thing to be aware...
December 22, 2014
It is sad that it has only been relatively recently (in the last 15 years or so) that domestic abuse has been registered as an official crime. Fortunately now, however, with dedicated domestic violence police units and a more understanding approach the crime is becoming more widely reported. However, there is still a long way to go and in this article we will look at the legal issues around domestic violence. Facts It is estimated 2 women a week are killed by their...
December 15, 2014
When people think of pre-marital agreements they generally think it is the reserve of celebrities and millionaires. However this does not necessarily have to be the case – the fact is agreements like this are in place to ensure that people can be properly looked after and that everyone’s interests are best served in the event of any problems (plus there is the additional benefit of avoiding a long drawn out and potentially costly legal battle!) Don’t wait The first tip for drafting...
December 8, 2014
Child care law covers a wide number of issues – for example in a divorce who will get custody of the children? How do you define the duty of care to a child? What constitutes neglect or abuse? It may sound simple but as with a lot of legal issues this may not be as clear cut as some people think and this is why it helps to get the best legal advice, especially when it comes to looking after your children. Parental responsibility...
December 3, 2014
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December 1, 2014
People often say when it comes to money that “you can’t take it with you”. However, what you can do is give something that can make a difference. While it is important to look after friends and family more people are beginning to leave money in their Wills to support good causes. A good example of this is leaving a legacy to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. The benefit A big benefit for leaving such a legacy is that you would be...