What is Parental Responsibility, who has it and how to obtain it

Parental Responsibility is a legal term which means: “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.” Parental Responsibility bestows legal rights in respect of a child to an individual who can then make decisions in relation to schooling,…

Conduct and Cost Orders in Family Proceedings

The current court process for families to achieve a financial remedy order (a final order which sets out how the matrimonial assets should be shared during a divorce) follows the principle that there should be no cost orders awarded unless one party to the proceedings has behaved badly within those proceedings. Generally, bad behaviour would…

Grandparents – their rights and the wrongs

Despite what many people think, grandparents do not actually have the same legal rights for their grandchildren as the children’s parents. This news often comes as an unwelcome surprise, especially to grandparents who have been regularly involved in looking after their grandchildren. Sadly, the breakdown of the children’s parent’s relationship, or the intervention of social...

Taking your child abroad when you are separated

Askews Legal LLP are specialist Divorce and Family Law Solicitors in Coventry, your one stop shop for all round Family Law advice. As we approach the holiday period you may be planning on taking your child abroad for a well-earned break. However, did you know that, if you are separated, there could be repercussions when...

Filing for divorce

You don’t need to have a Solicitor acting for you to file for divorce. It of course helps to have a professional involved who will know the procedures involved and how to best word your divorce petition. However, there is no legal requirement for you to be represented in England and Wales when filing for...

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