Can we both file for a divorce?

Under the new ‘no-fault’ divorce law which came into effect on 6 April 2022, it is now possible for couples to submit a joint application if you both agree that the relationship has irretrievably broken down.

What is Parental responsibility?

Parental responsibility is an important concept to understand when considering arrangements for children. Parental responsibility is “all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property.”. It includes the duty to maintain, the duty to educate, the right to make […]

How the court decides what orders to make?

When deciding what orders to make the welfare of the child will be the court’s ‘paramount consideration’. The court is also required to presume, unless the contrary is shown, that the involvement of both parents in the life of the child will further the child’s welfare. In considering what is best for the child’s welfare […]