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Family Law Blog : Parents

Comment on divorce & family law 

BBC Archers Storyline highlights the rights of unmarried fathers

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Archers fans may be reeling with the death of Nic Grundy, but there’s another issue that’s been exercising the minds of family lawyers in recent weeks. How are Pip Archer and Toby Fairbrother going to manage as parents? And how much of their legal responsibility they have yet come to terms with?

Three of the best tips for fathers on divorce

3 tips for dads getting a divorce.

Divorce is not easy for anyone involved. The husband and wife, kids, grandparents, friends. Everyone will be affected in different ways. The key thing is to navigate the process and negotiations in as calm a sea as possible.

What rights do fathers have? Fathers access rights UK

What rights do fathers have to see their children?.

A common question I get asked during the divorce process from worried dads is: what rights do I have as a father?

The first thing to say in response to this is that the law is focused on, and based around, the needs and rights of the children, not those of the parents. It is what is best for the children. Often that will be to ensure a healthy, supportive relationship is maintained with both mum and dad. In broad terms, it is considered to be their right to have a relationship with both parents.

Recognising the important role of dads

Recognising the important role that dads play.

So often many amazing dads out there are far too humble about their qualities and abilities. We want to give dads – or at least one dad in particular – his time in the spotlight and give people the chance to say thanks for all the good dads out there. That’s why Woolley & Co is sponsoring the Derby Telegraph’s Dad of the Year, as part of their Heroes of Derbyshire Awards Programme launched last month.

What can we do to fill the Dad Gap?

Report calls for a Fatherhood Champion .

A shocking report in 2014 revealed that a teenager sitting their GCSEs is more likely to own a smartphone than live with their father. The Fractured Families report, from the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), also showed that a million children have no significant contact with their dads.

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