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A Separated Dad's Story of How He Got Residency Rights
A Separated Dad's Story of How He Got Residency Rights
A reader's story of how he got through a divorce and custody battle, with the help of his solicitor and Cafcass officer....
After the Initial Court Order
After the Initial Court Order
Our guide explains what happens after the court process, what to do and what not to do as well as how best deal with any breaches of a court order....
Am I Entitled To Pay Less Child Support?
Am I Entitled To Pay Less Child Support?
Are there factors that can alter the terms of child support payments?...
At What Age Do Child Maintenance Payments Stop?
At What Age Do Child Maintenance Payments Stop?
Find out how long a parent is legal obligated to provide child maintenance payments for their child, and what happens if the child continues with full-time education....
Benefits System and Shared Parenting
Benefits System and Shared Parenting
Separated Dads' letter to the government has so far (4 weeks in) only received an acknowledgement from no.10, but an MP has raised a new early day motion on the…...
Can Ex Apply for Kids' Passports Without My Permission?
Can Ex Apply for Kids' Passports Without My Permission?
Applying for a passport only requires the consent of one parent. This may seem unfair but the act of getting a passport itself is not considered a major decision....
Can I Charge My Ex's New Boyfriend Rent?
Can I Charge My Ex's New Boyfriend Rent?
Could a new partner who has moved into a jointly owned house be considered a tenant?...
Can I Get a Background Check On Ex's New Partner?
Can I Get a Background Check On Ex's New Partner?
It is possible to do a background check on an ex's new partner but tread carefully....
Can I Stop My Ex Moving Our Children Abroad?
Can I Stop My Ex Moving Our Children Abroad?
Under what situations can your ex move abroad with your children?...
Can My Ex Stop Me Taking My Son on Holiday?
Can My Ex Stop Me Taking My Son on Holiday?
A father asks if his ex-partner can stop him from taking their son on holiday. The answer suggests ways to tackle the problem and how to move forward....
Can My Wife Change My Access Arrangements?
Can My Wife Change My Access Arrangements?
One reader asks where he stands when his ex wants to change his access arrangements....
Child is Left in Care of 13 Year Old: Can I Prevent It?
Child is Left in Care of 13 Year Old: Can I Prevent It?
One reader expresses his concern for his 16-month-old son who is being left in the care of a 13-year-old step-sister. What are his legal rights to prevent this from…...
Do I Have to Pay My Wife a Certain Amount?
Do I Have to Pay My Wife a Certain Amount?
Would a formal separation agreement or divorce be better financially for the husband than an informal separation?...
Duty of Care: When Your Solicitor Won't Contact You
Duty of Care: When Your Solicitor Won't Contact You
Is your family law solicitor ignoring your calls? Do you feel as though you're being kept in the dark as to the progress of your case? Find out what you are entitled…...
Ensuring Your Children Are Cared for if You Die
Ensuring Your Children Are Cared for if You Die
How do you ensure your children are looked after if you become seriously ill or in the event of your death? What if you are separated or divorced from their other…...
Equality in the Family Courts: Letter from Separated Dads to P.M
Equality in the Family Courts: Letter from Separated Dads to P.M
An open letter to the government, opposition leaders and newspapers demanding action on fathers' treatment in the family courts....
Ex is Changing My Daughter's School: Should I Be Consulted?
Ex is Changing My Daughter's School: Should I Be Consulted?
Parental responsibility means that you have a legal say in any major decisions that affect your child's life....
How Can I Avoid Losing Contact With My Daughter?
How Can I Avoid Losing Contact With My Daughter?
This question addresses two thorny issues: how much maintenance should be paid and also the right of access. But there should be a legal solution....
How Can I Obtain a Contact Order?
How Can I Obtain a Contact Order?
What procedure do you need to follow to obtain a Contact Order, and what if you don't know your partner's address?...
How Do I Ensure CSA Money is Spent on My Child?
How Do I Ensure CSA Money is Spent on My Child?
It is important that both parents contribute to their child's upbringing but can be difficult when CSA payments are not spent on the child....
How Do I Find My Children's New Address?
How Do I Find My Children's New Address?
If you're trying to find your ex-partner, a family member or even an old friend, you can use the services of a tracing agent. Find out more here....
How Do I Make My Ex See What He's Doing to the Kids?
How Do I Make My Ex See What He's Doing to the Kids?
One mother asks how she can convince her ex to see his children regularly, as his lack of contact is detrimental to their kids....
How to Get to See My Kids and Help Other Separated Dads
How to Get to See My Kids and Help Other Separated Dads
As well gaining the help of the legal system, fathers need to seek emotional support and mediation when they are trying to get custody rights....
Is My Ex Allowed To Remove Our Son From School to Go on Holiday?
Is My Ex Allowed To Remove Our Son From School to Go on Holiday?
A difference of opinion on your child's upbringing can be difficult to sort out with your ex. Find out how best to deal with the situation with an ex....
Is My Ex-Wife in Breach of The Contact Order?
Is My Ex-Wife in Breach of The Contact Order?
Can an ex move your child away and also refuse to comply with a Contact Order? Find out what are your legal rights....
Matrimonial Home: What Are My Rights?
Matrimonial Home: What Are My Rights?
What happens if you and your spouse separate but the marital home is only in one person's name?...
Recommended Reading For Separated Dads
Recommended Reading For Separated Dads
A guide to what to read if you are a separated dad including emotion, support, finances and court....
Unsupervised Contact: Taking Along Family Members
Unsupervised Contact: Taking Along Family Members
Who can attend unsupervised contact? Here are some possible approaches that parties might take to facilitate contact with other family members....
What Are My Chances of 50/50 Residence?
What Are My Chances of 50/50 Residence?
Should you go to court over your shared contact? Find out here what you should take into consideration before you decide....
What Can I Do to Help My Daughter?
What Can I Do to Help My Daughter?
What can a father do when his ex tries to restrict contact with his teenage daughter?...
What Can I do to Stay in My Daughter's Life?
What Can I do to Stay in My Daughter's Life?
How can a father establish Parental Responsibility for his daughter?...
What Rights do I have if I'm not on the Birth Certificate
What Rights do I have if I'm not on the Birth Certificate
A father not named on the birth certificate has no rights over his child, so find out how he can gain custody rights....
When Ex Changes Locks on Jointly Owned Property
When Ex Changes Locks on Jointly Owned Property
There is not a lot to stop an owner of a property changing locks. The problems arise when one joint owner deprives another of access to a property......
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