Brief guide to Appeals

Permission to Appeal — When a Judge issues a direction or decision that you believe was contrary to the applicable law, the only option open to you is to make a formal appeal.

Private Mediation

Our aim is to, like a number of Law Professionals, better support parents and the Family Court, in arriving at Child Arrangements Orders while taking away as much of the acrimony and time-lag as possible, from the process.

Safeguarding and Stopping Contact

by Andrew Weeden | McKenzie Friend based in Cambridge and Ely A concern has been raised about the safety and welfare of your Child. You have been told that you should enable safeguarding and stop contact with the other parent. What should you do, and where do you stand legally?

Relocating after Separation

by Andrew Weeden | McKenzie Friend in Cambridge and Ely It happens. Once the dust has settled and the two of you have parted ways, one or other of you wants to move home. A change of scene. To be nearer to family. To get away from an abusive past. And in Law, it isContinue reading “Relocating after Separation”

Making contact better – Your child and you

When parents have separated, contact can be challenging and emotionally painful for the children and their non-resident parent.

It is important to make every contact count, and deliver what your child needs most.

Bitterness is not your friend

It can be very hard to detach feelings about separation, divorce and the life thereafter from dealing with issues in the family Court.

It is natural, for both parents to bring in their historic issues and want some kind of restorative justice. Unfortunately, in cases which involve children and shared care arrangements, the adults are a secondary concern to the needs of the juniors.

Dealing with Cafcass

This guide deals with the Safeguarding Letter process which Cafcass undertakes on behalf of the Court in preparation for the FHDRA (first hearing dispute resolution appointment).

Thinking of Divorcing?

It is the time of year where lawyers make most of their money. The January onslaught of divorce case applications. Christmas is an evocative time of year. It can be a time of joy, but for many people, it is a time of abject misery. And with New Year resolutions, many marriages are brought to a close. Most of those marriages have been unhappy for a great deal of time and the New Year seems good time to face up to life beyond.

Rejection

Rejection is one of the hardest emotions to deal with. Not only does it feel like betrayal, it often involves real betrayal — and with it the collapse of Trust. To then find yourself Single is nothing short of an offence against the soul; A slap in the face of everything you thought you stood for; and a punishing combination of denial and cruel self-analysis.

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