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Children’s cases – will the Judge take my criminal record into account?

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Children’s cases need special treatment – so if you are involved in a case concerning children, yes, the court will  need to know about any criminal records you may have, or previous involvement with the police.  However, whether the judge believes it to be relevant to the case will depend on what the convictions were for,

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Why Gillbanks Family Law are experts in divorce and separation advice

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Gillbanks Family Law have given us a small insight into the expert advice and guidance they provide for those going through the inevitably complex and sensitive process of divorce or separation

“When a relationship breaks down one party might be ready to move on but the other party may still be struggling to come to terms with the separation,

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Divorce reform should be pushed through – for the sake of the children

A recent poll carried out by YouGov has highlighted the fact that people are keen for divorce reforms to be implemented, to reduce the impact that divorce under the current rules can have on many people, especially children.

Resolution, an organisation of 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals who believe in a constructive,

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Cafcass publishes new assessment framework

The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) has been looking into ways to support children involved in private law cases and has recently come up with a new framework to support their work and help assess the effects that family law proceedings can have on children.

Cafcass represents children in family court cases in England and aims to make sure that children’s voices are heard and decisions are made in their best interests.

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UK Surrogacy laws under review

The number of children born via a surrogate is thought to be as much as 10 times higher than it was just a decade ago. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West recently chose to use a surrogate to carry their third child, leading to more awareness of surrogacy as an option,

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Shared Parenting – Tightening up the Law

When parents split, their children are expected to be at the forefront of their parents’ minds – will they live with one parent or share their time with both? When will they see the other parent? Who has the final say on major decisions, if anyone? It can be a difficult time for parents and children alike.

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