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Travelling abroad with your child this Xmas – do you need the other parent’s consent?

November 26, 2018

As a separated or divorced parent, you may be planning to take your child away with you this Christmas. Aside from all of the practical considerations, you will need to consider whether you have the consent of your child’s other parent to the trip. Increasingly immigration officials in other countries are requesting not only a letter evidencing

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Travelling abroad with children after divorce

July 17, 2018

When couples separate, living apart is a natural consequence and children commonly find themselves with two homes as a result. Where the parents are international, there is a sense of inevitability that one parent (usually the mother as primary carer) will want to return to their country of origin if that person has few or

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Summer holiday travel plans – does a separated or divorced parent need consent to travel with their child?

July 12, 2018

As a separated or divorced parent, you may be planning to take your child on holiday on your own,  for the first time.  Aside from all of the new practical considerations, you will need to consider whether you have the consent of your child’s other parent to the trip. Increasingly immigration officials in other countries are

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The Voice of the Child: during family breakdown and beyond

June 21, 2018

The article “The Voice of the Child: During Family Breakdown and Beyond” now features on the website of Our Family Wizard. The article was written by Family Law in Partnership directors Helen Greenfield and Elizabeth Fletcher and examines how the voice of the child can be heard during negotiations surrounding family breakdown. Our Family Wizard

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Director Elizabeth Fletcher appointed to The Law Society Family Law Committee

June 14, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Family Law in Partnership director Elizabeth Fletcher has been appointed to The Law Society’s Family Law Committee for a three year term starting on 1st September 2018. In this prestigious role Elizabeth will join a talented team that contributes to decisions about legal policy affecting the legal profession and

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The voice of the child: during family breakdown and beyond

In this blog Helen Greenfield and Elizabeth Fletcher, directors at Family Law in Partnership, examine how the voice of the child can be heard during proceedings involving family breakdown.  Decisions which impact on children’s lives should not be made without an awareness and understanding of how children themselves will respond.  It is, after all, the children who

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Elizabeth Fletcher and Helen Greenfield appointed Directors

March 31, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Elizabeth Fletcher and Helen Greenfield will become directors of Family Law in Partnership with effect from April 2017. Elizabeth and Helen were previously associates at Family Law in Partnership and are highly experienced family law specialists. Gillian Bishop, a director and founder member of Family Law in Partnership, commented: “I

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