Category Archives: Family Law

#FamilyLaw – an overview

First of all we must thank all those who contributed to this event. The articles were all of a consistently high quality. They were informative and interesting in equal measure. We hope they will provide a valuable resource for those … Continue reading

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Weekend Dad

It was on Boxing Day 2009 that I popped into the OnlyDads Office to pick up the inevitable “Christmas crisis” calls. When I got there the ‘phone was ringing; on the other end was a Dad who (crying) told me … Continue reading

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When did being a bad husband get translated into you’re a bad dad?

It is hard for OnlyDads to introduce this article. In many ways it speaks for itself. It is brave and caring and honest. It does demonstrate that family break-up is seldom easy. We are always honoured to post articles from … Continue reading

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Grandparents and Family Law

The OnlyDads office is frequently talking to Grandparents concerned that they no longer get to see their Grandchilren. So it is with much gratitude that we thank Hunters and  Jo Carr-West in particular for this well written and valuable article on Grandparents … Continue reading

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CSA – a way forward?

The proposed changes to the CSA have given rise to a number of questions and concerns from single parents across the UK. When we first mentioned the CSA on our blog, the response was huge (read that article here) Now, Beki … Continue reading

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McKenzie Friends

We are very grateful to Becky Jarvis for this useful summary and description of the role of McKenzie Friends. OnlyMums and OnlyDads have at their heart a belief that where possible Mums and Dads should take the best possible professional legal … Continue reading

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Representing Yourself at Court

Here at OnlyDads we are frequently asked for advice from Dads who are wanting to represent themselves at Court. Here, Simon Bethel sets out some basic considerations and a few pointers which we will use as a very useful bit … Continue reading

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Mediation: mischief or magic?

We are getting lots of enquiries about Mediation just now – I think recent Government announcements have created a degree of confusion as to what’s going on, so it is timely that we are able to offer this article up … Continue reading

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Pulling the Trigger: The Mailbox Monster and Martial Law

OnlyDads had the privilege of working with Natasha during the Westminster Debate on Single Fathers in 2010. Her Chairmanship of that debate demonstrated bags of humour, insight, a passion for listening to other viewpoints, and (for reasons I won’t go into here) … Continue reading

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How do young people get heard during divorce and separation?

It is a real privilege for us to have family law blogger John Bolch to write for our #familylaw event. His clear approach to this difficult subject is a great addition to this ongoing series of articles. Thank you John. ************************************************************************ … Continue reading

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