Tags: children

What is parental alienation

August 7, 2019

Parental alienation is often in the headlines and quoted by many separated parents who are being denied time with their children. But what is ‘parental alienation’ and how do the courts deal with it?

What’s in a name?

March 7, 2019

It is a legal requirement that a child’s birth is registered within 42 days of his birth. You may well have already decided on your child’s first name before his birth, but what about surname and what if you subsequently want to change it?

When it comes to ‘our‘ children, what does the terminology mean during separation?

February 25, 2019

Dawn Gore, a family law Paralegal here at Trethowans with over 30 years experience answers your questions on the terminology used whilst separating or post separation.

Contemplating separation? Think of the children!

October 31, 2018

Article written by Amy Trench for Forum Publications. Amy answers some questions specifically about the impact on children when parents separate and/or divorce.

Proud sponsors of Salisbury Cathedral School Junior Entrepreneurs

May 29, 2018

Law firm gears up for Christmas with festive good deed

November 20, 2017

Trethowans is starting the season of goodwill early, with a £1,000 pre-Christmas boost for local nominated charity, Naomi House & Jacksplace.

Alice in Wonderland dinner raises £4,000 for children with brain injuries

November 1, 2017

Trethowans has raised more than £4,000 for The Child Brain Injury Trust.

A letter to a young person: What’s in the best interests of a child’s welfare?

September 4, 2017

Whenever a Court has to determine the arrangements for a child, the child’s welfare is the Court’s paramount consideration. In assessing what is in the best interests of a child’s welfare, the Court must have regard to a list of factors set out in Schedule 1(3) of The Children Act 1989.

Parental Responsibility

August 1, 2017

Parental Responsibility is defined in Section 3(1) of the Children Act 1989 as all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority that a parent has in relation to their child and their property. A person with parental responsibility is entitled to make decisions with reference to a child’s welfare and in particular, as to issues concerning their health, education and religious…