14 Jan 2020
How do you get a divorce? We explain in a step-by-step guide what the divorce procedure entails.Read more
National Adoption Week runs from 15-21 October. Across the North West, there are now more children who need to be placed within a loving home than there are available adopters.
This week’s initiative is run by the charity First 4 Adoption and hopes to raise awareness across the country in order to find permanent families for children who, in the main, are accommodated by local authorities.
"Across the North West, there are now more children who need to be placed within a loving home than there are available adopters."
Nick Hodson, partner, McAlister Family Law
The adoption process involves a number of stages and can take many months. Before a person embarks on this journey, it is vital that they undertake their own research as to what adoption entails and whether they feel that they have the attributes that are required to offer a long-term family to a child.
So, who can adopt a child?
You may be able to adopt if you’re 21 or over (there’s no upper age limit) and either:
19 Dec 2019
You've decided to take your children away for Christmas - but have you got permission from your ex to take them abroad, do your children have a different surname from yours, and what happens if you and your ex can't agree and the Court gets involved? Therasa Kenny answers your questions.Read more
9 Dec 2019
How can you give your children a wonderful Christmas when you're arguing with your ex over who does what over the holidays? Partner Chris Fairhurst uses his many years of experience as a family lawyer to give you some helpful tips.Read more
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