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Posts tagged “Child Contact”

You’ve spent years of your life helping your child grow, helping them along the right path. You’ve bailed them out countless times, picked them up drunk from a party at 3:00am, survived their moody teenage years; put your life on hold to give them the best possible life you could. And now it’s happened, they’ve brought their own little hurricane into the world, and from the moment you saw them, held them for the first time you were in love. Being a grandparent is quite possibly the best job in the world. 
 
You’re their hero, best friend, confidant all rolled into one, you spend your Sundays running around after them, you’re there to babysit at the drop of a hat, whatever they need you’re there to give and you wouldn’t have it any other way. 
 
But what happens when that contact stops? Through no fault of your own? Maybe the parents have split and contact has been stopped, by why should this include your contact with them? In an ideal world it wouldn’t. But unfortunately we don’t live in an ideal world. 
Solicitors in Lancaster, MG Legal, offer services in the following:- 
Not that long ago, our Lancaster Solicitors explained how the Government were now considering expanding the Civil Partnership Act to include any couple who wishes to enter into one (read our Lancaster Solicitors’ blog here). Our Lancaster Solicitors explained that this would benefit co-habiting couples who do not wish to marry, as they could enter into a Civil Partnership and gain the same rights as a married couple, for example, our Lancaster Solicitors explained, they would be entitled to certain benefits on the death of their partner that they would not usually be entitled to. 
Many parents of minors who suffer from a lack of mental capacity often forget that the automatic rights given to them by way of Parental Rights protections, including all financial and medical decisions, are diminished somewhat when their child reaches adulthood, often leading to a minefield of confusion, worry, and lack of knowing where to turn. 
Just because a person does not necessarily live in the United Kingdom their whole life, this does not mean that they are not entitled to issue divorce proceedings here. 
 
On the divorce petition, your divorce solicitors Preston, MG Legal, will be able to advise you why the Court has jurisdiction to deal with your proceedings. In Section 5 of any divorce, dissolution or judicial separation petition, the Court needs to know why you think they have the jurisdiction (basically, the legal geographical power) to deal with your case. Usually, in the case of two British Citizens who have lived in the UK since birth, the reasons are straight forward; both are usually habitual residents and domiciled in the England. However, for some couples, the issue of jurisdiction is not always as straight forward. 
Most parents would not think twice before removing their own children out of the country. However, for parents who cannot necessarily agree the best parenting strategy, it can be a constant worry that the other will remove the children from England or Wales (or the UK in general), and that they will then have no way of getting their children back.  
 
Although some people would not think it, in some cases the removal of a child to a country without the other's parents consent can be classed as abduction under the Child Abduction Act 1984. For example, if both parents have Parental Responsibility or if the Court have specifically ordered that the child cannot be removed but one parent does, this could be classed as abduction. The punishment for abduction ranges but can lead to a prison sentence and fines.  
 

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