Family Law

Child welfare law in Northern Ireland

Child Welfare Law In Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Executive, through the Department of Health, is responsible for child protection in Northern Ireland. They set out policy, legislation, and statutory guidance on how the child protection system should work. The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) co-ordinates and ensures the effectiveness of work to protect and promote the welfare of children. The …

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Advice on custody, access and contact with children following a divorce or separation

Advice on Custody, Access and Contact with Children Following a Divorce or Separation

Going through a divorce is never easy, particularly when children are involved. Alongside all the other issues, you, as guardians, will need to place a huge focus on the concept of custody, access, and contact.  McPartland & Sons Solicitors have put together some simple tips to keep your focus on the children and make them …

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Legal implications on child custody following a divorce

Legal implications on child custody following a divorce

Child custody is the legal term given to where a child lives most of the time following the break-up of their parents. The parent with custody is responsible for making the day-to-day decisions regarding the child, while the non-resident parent receives specific contact arrangements. Child custody can refer to many parental concerns, including:   Which parent …

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How Do You Start Proceedings For A Divorce?

How Do You Start Proceedings For A Divorce?

Divorce proceedings can prove both emotionally and financially draining. The first step in any case involving a marriage breakdown is to decide whether issuing divorce proceedings is the appropriate circumstance. The last thing that any person going through a divorce wants to worry about is having to negotiate a complicated legal process to reach the …

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