Child Arrangements during the Coronavirus Lockdown

Yesterday, 23rd March 2020, the Government announced new measures to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, ordering the UK to stay at home, except in the following circumstances: 1. Shopping for necessities such as food and medicine; 2. Exercise once a day; 3. Medical need or providing care; and 4. Travelling to or from work if […]

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Parental Alienation and the CAFCASS Child Impact Assessment Framework

What is parental alienation? You may have heard of the term ‘parental alienation’, but what does it really mean? Whilst there is no agreed definition, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) recognise it to mean: “when a child’s resistance or hostility towards one parent is not justified and is the result […]

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Domestic abuse law overhaul - Woodfines Solicitors

Domestic Abuse Laws Overhaul

New measures proposed to support Domestic Abuse victims and their families In January 2019, the Government published the draft Domestic Abuse Bill in which new measures have been proposed to support Domestic Abuse victims and their families. Although there has been a delay of two years in the proposed developments and an estimated £66bn a […]

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