Whether your spouse has asked for a divorce or it’s you who has reached the decision to end your marriage, a divorce will inevitably be an emotional time for you and your children. You will likely be feeling overwhelmed about the upheaval that...
All birth mothers automatically have parental responsibility as do fathers who are married to the mother at the time a child was born. The rules regarding parental responsibility do alter for children whose parents are not married; Stephanie Preston, Paralegal in our Southampton based Family team explains more about parental responsibility in these situations and what this means for the input you have in your child’s life.
You do not have to wait two years to divorce if you can show the Court that your marriage has irretrievably broken down due to adultery or unreasonable behaviour, in which case you can divorce after one year. Stephanie Preston, Family Paralegal in our Southampton office, explains your position further if you find yourself in this situation, and advises what your next steps are.
We understand that the welfare of your children is of paramount importance, and if you are looking for legal advice to improve your situation, there may be terms or parts of the process that you do not understand. Steph Preston, Family Law Paralegal, here explains what a PLO meeting is, and what you should do if you are invited to a meeting of this nature.