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Guide to applying for a court order about the arrangements for your children without the help of a lawyer

05-Jul-2016

This guide is for you if you are a parent and you disagree with your childs other parent or other family members about things like: where your child lives, who they live with and when, how often they see the parent they dont live with most of the ...

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Can you change your childs surname?

05-Jul-2016

A mother, or father, cannot change a childs surname by herself or himself unless she or he is the only person with parental responsibility. Even then if the other parent objects a Court Order should be made. Any child who has sufficient legal un...

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Conflicts of interest

05-Jul-2016

Expert witnesses have a duty to the court to be independent and objective in the evidence they provide. Judges may, in the exercise of their discretion, reject altogether evidence tendered by experts whom they know to have or suspect of having a fi...

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Local Authorities Duty to Consult

05-Jul-2016

It is important to note that, even though under a care order the LA is in the driving seat, they cannot ignore the other passengers, the LA MUST consult with and inform other PR holders about important decisions they make for the child and they have...

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Recording Social Workers

01-Sep-2015

Prepare to be very shocked. And then very angry. At the Transparency Project Conference in June 2015, a question was asked about whether parents should be allowed to tape record discussions and conversations. Social work can involve an imba...

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