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Parental Responsibility – Do you have parental responsibility and what is it?

What is Parental Responsibility?   Parental responsibility is defined in law as being “all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property.” Why is it important? Individuals who have parental responsibility for a child are able to make important decisions...

DIY Justice – BBC Panorama and cuts to Legal Aid

On Monday Night, BBC Panorama aired a program demonstrating the difficulties parents and couples have experienced since the introduction of cuts to the Legal Aid system in April 2013. Since the introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, Legal Aid is no longer available in the vast majority of family cases, including Divorce...

The breakdown of a relationship: what about the children?

The breakdown of a relationship can be difficult for not only the separating couple, but also the children.  Josiah Hincks are specialist family lawyers in Leicester with vast experience in dealing with children law issues. It may seem hard to remain amicable, but an experienced family lawyer should explain to parents finding themselves contemplating...

Emergency Childcare Issues – How We Can Help

I had a very interesting case recently when I was instructed by a mother of a child. The child’s father had failed to return the child following weekend contact and had indicated to the mother that he intended not to return him to her care in the future. The Police could not assist the Mother as she did not have a Residence Order in respect of the child. I...