Parents get 1 hour a day to themselves

September 23, 2017 0 comments

family law

British parents get less than one hour to themselves every day, a new study has revealed. A poll of 2,000 parents found that, on average, the amount of time they have to themselves in a single day is just 48 minutes. For most this does not occur until almost 9pm but one in ten does…

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Iceland asks: what’s in a name?

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September 15, 2017 0 comments

family life

Inhabitants of the isolated North Atlantic nation of Iceland have begun t to chafe against strict rules on what they can and can’t name their children. An official government organisation – the Mannanafnanefnd (|Personal Names Committee) – has specified the names which Icelandic parents may give their children since 1991. Staffed by three academics, the…

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Grandparents hate ‘unusual’ baby names

September 13, 2017 1 comment

family law

Grandparents hate it when their children choose unusual names for their babies such as Aurora, Noah and Finn. In a recent survey of 2,000 parents and grandparents by parenting sites Mumsnet and Gransnet, 19 per cent of grandparents said they hate or have hated names their children chose. This displeasure is not always kept a…

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Australian parents demand their children get prenups

September 12, 2017 0 comments

family law

Australian parents are increasingly asking their adult children to get prenuptial agreements before they agree to help them financially. The ‘baby boomer’ generation has “unprecedented levels of wealth” and many want to assist their children in getting a home in an increasingly expensive job market, Business Insider reports. Baby Boomers are generally classed as those…

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School transport: parents of disabled kids must work less

September 11, 2017 1 comment

disability, children

Many parents of disabled children have had to cut down their working hours or leave their jobs in order to get their children to school. In a newly published survey from disabled children’s charity Contact, almost half – 48 per cent – of parents claimed that problems with school transport had negatively affected their work….

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The rules parents don’t expect to make

September 10, 2017 0 comments

family law

Raising a child can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a person’s life, but it never comes without challenges. Parents must act as protectors, advocates and guides for the children while they are young – and many continue to do so even after their kids have become adults in their own right. Rules…

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Children living with one parent ‘more stressed’

August 31, 2017 1 comment

family life

Children who live with one of their parents full-time experience more stress than those who split their time between both. Researchers from Stockholm University in Sweden have suggested that spending so much time away from one parent can lead children to worry about them. The child can also lose out on time with other relatives…

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A quarter of parents move house for good school

August 27, 2017 1 comment

finances and divorce

Almost a quarter of British parents have moved house so their children will qualify for a place in a better school. In a recent survey, 24 per cent admitted they had either bought or rented property within the catchment area of the school they wanted their children to attend. One in five – 20 per…

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What parents in dispute should know about SPIPS

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August 23, 2017 2 comments

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For any couple with children, whether married or unmarried, unable to agree arrangements for them and embroiled in court proceedings under the Children Act 1989, the chances are that at an early stage in the proceedings the Court will order both parents to attend what is known as a ‘SPIP’: a separated parents information programme….

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