Gloria Hunniford and grandparents’ rights

December 2, 2010 1 comment

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The TV and radio presenter Gloria Hunniford has published a new book called Glorious Grandparenting. I was delighted to be asked to contribute a detailed section about legal rights for grandparents. It is a subject that is close to my heart: I have written previously about how grandparents, even when they enjoy close relationships with…

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Divorce and children: how “conciliation hearings” can heal disagreements – by guest blogger Stephen Hopwood

January 22, 2010 1 comment

Conciliation hearings

Divorce cases that involve disagreements about children are often described as “difficult”. Emotions run high; at a local level the judiciary may have to fall upon its own judgement when asked to choose one suitable option above others. Bitterness, heartache and large legal bills can result. Is there another way? I think so. The majority…

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New legal rights for grandparents?

October 27, 2009 15 comments

Many grandparents are surprised to discover that they do not have automatic rights of residence or contact with their grandchildren. But could their rights be about to improve? This week it is my turn not to criticise, but to praise the Conservative Party. Newspapers have reported that the Conservatives, if they win the next election,…

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