UK: Gov’t Recommends Changes to Child Custody Law

The British Government has announced its intention to push for changes to family law that have the potential to improve fathers’ access to their children and children’s access to their fathers post-divorce or separation. Much has been written about the announcement; here’s Barbara Kay’s take on it (National Post, 6/14/12). For years, fathers’ rights advocates […]

Step-parents responsibilities

With a third of marriages ending in divorce and remarriage being a very common reality of modern family life, the extent to which step-parents have parental responsibility is a very relevant issue to consider. If you are a step-parent or biological parent wanting legal advice with regards to parental responsibility, you are in the right […]

Child custody/ residence

If you have recently divorced or separated from you partner and want to find out about child custody, how child custody arrangements are made and what you can do in the event of a dispute, you are in the right place to find out. We understand how sensitive child custody issues can be. However, we […]

Child contact orders

If your former partner has custody of your children and they are denying your right to see them, you are in the right place to find out how you can maintain your right to see your children. Child contact is not based on what your former partner demands Although it is often not necessary to […]

Changing Your Will to Favour Your Children After Divorce

Do you have a will? You should have. It’s your way of making your wishes known and distributing your property and assets after your death and as such, it’s a very important item. If you’re married or with a partner and own a house and have children, then you definitely should have a will. When […]

Divorced fathers to get more contact with their children

Fathers will get improved contact with their children following divorce, amid plans to rewrite the law governing custody disputes. A ministerial working group will decide how to amend the Children’s Act 1989 and might include in it a “presumption of shared parenting”. The changes are part of an overhaul in family law that is described […]

Equal rights over child custody

84% say both parents deserve equal custody rights; 85% say fathers are instrumental to child’s life In response to the current shake-up of the family justice system, there is a strong consensus among Britons that both the mother and the father should be entitled to an equal share of child custody rights when getting divorced […]

What Is Marijuana?

Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the United States. It is a dry, shredded green/brown mix of flowers, stems, and leaves of the plant Cannabis sativa. A stronger form of marijuana called hashish (hash) looks like brown or black cakes or balls. The many street names for marijuana include pot, herb, weed, […]

I have a drinking and drug problem

Using alcohol or drugs regularly is usually just a step away from addiction (where you depend on these substances to feel good or get through your day). Here are a few warning signs that someone may have a substance abuse problem: relying on drugs or alcohol to have fun, forget problems, or relax having blackouts […]

What Are Steroids?

Steroids, sometimes referred to as roids, juice, hype, weight trainers, gym candy, arnolds, stackers, or pumpers, are the same as, or similar to, certain hormones in the body. The body produces steroids naturally to support such functions as fighting stress and promoting growth and development. But some people use steroid pills, gels, creams, or injections […]