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Divorce and family law explained 

NACSA - Helping with the CSA

By Admin, on Monday June 9, 2014 at 2:58pm

NACSA is an organisation dedicated to helping all parents, family and friends who experience difficulties with the CSA. Their remit is to ensure that the Child Support legislation is applied correctly and to educate the public about the administrations and powers of the Child Support Agency. With the extensive powers that CSA have to pursue maintenance and arrears, it is vitally important that assessments are correctly calculated. NACSA offer an assessment checking service to ensure that your assessments both...

A father’s rights to see his children

By Woolley & Co, on Thursday February 21, 2013 at 10:35am

The issue of father’s rights regularly hits the headlines and we certainly hear some very unfortunate tales of fathers who are denied access to see their children when parents divorce or separate.In order to try and help a father in his efforts to see his children it helps first to understand the legal position.Fathers and the lawThe law holds the view that parents have responsibilities towards their children and that it is the child that...

Married, living together? Success is all about planning

By Woolley & Co, on Wednesday September 8, 2010 at 11:49am

I don’t know if it is our gradual acceptance of the place of the pre nup or the glaring lack of protection for couples who choose to live in unwedded bliss, but family law seems to be more about the planning these days. Are we having children, or not? This is no bad thing as I am continually amazed at the lack of discussion between couples when entering into relationships. I have worked on too many divorces for...

Child support where are we now

By Woolley & Co, on Thursday April 29, 2010 at 1:56pm

I feel really sorry for people caught in the CSA trap. Not just because of the tales I often hear of delay, rudeness and the harsh effects of the rules. But the rules are incredibly complex and open to interpretation by the CSA workers with little realistic appeal possible. How people who by the nature of the involvement of the CSA often cannot afford legal advice can be properly informed I really do not know. Lawyers themselves find the rules...

Getting children to talk about their feelings about divorce

By Woolley & Co, on Tuesday March 16, 2010 at 4:56pm

It can be hard to get your child to open up to you at the best of times but when you are going through divorce or separation it is more essential. Children need to communicate to you how they feel about the situation so that you can help them manage those feelings and understand them. There are potentially lots of changes going on in their lives which they may need to talk about and discuss with you.Give...

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