When a relationship breaks down, often the first priority is for parents to make arrangements for their children.
Married parents share parental responsibility. Unmarried fathers do not automatically obtain parental responsibility.
If you have entered into a Civil Partnership, and you have been registered for at least a year, you are able to apply to the Court for a dissolution of your partnership.
Collaborative Law enables separating couples to manage their Divorce, Separation or Civil Partnership Dissolution without having to resort to Court proceedings.
If parents are unable to agree arrangements for their children an application can be made to either the local County or Family proceedings court.
There are numerous family friendly rights that you may benefit from. Sometimes, the regulations that cover who is eligible for them, when and how are complex. Gotelee Solicitors' Employment Solicitors are experts in the field and will be happy to advise, support and represent you, should your rights be infringed.
All pregnant employees qualify for 52 weeks "statutory maternity leave", regardless of length of service. Adoption leave is almost identical to maternity leave.
We can advise on any implications that your relationship breakdown may have regarding your property.
An increasing recognition of the emotional and financial costs of legal disputes has raised the profile of alternative methods of resolving disputes.
This is the ability to make any major decision in a child’s life. It includes decisions on religion, education, consent to medical treatment and moving abroad.
Fathers and partners of a child's mother are entitled to both paternity leave and unpaid parental leave if they meet certain eligibility criteria.
Forward planning to consider what might happen if a relationship breaks down may not seem very romantic but protecting your pre-existing assets from a later spouse’s claims should be considered.
The breakdown of a marriage is one of the most stressful things that we can experience in life.
There is no such thing as common law husband and wife and couples who separate do not have an automatic claim against the other