Grandparents

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Grandparents guidance:

Step-parents Since 30 December 2005 a step-parent who is married to or the civil partner of a parent of a child who has parental responsibility may apply for an order for...

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Family proceedings are governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955. The rules in respect of private law proceedings relating to...

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Although it is generally recognised that grandparents can play an important role in the lives of their grandchildren, grandparents do not have an automatic right to apply...

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Permission to apply for a section 8 order Under the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) certain applicants are entitled to apply for an order under ChA 1989, s 8 (s 8 order) on...

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Special guardianship orders A special guardianship order (SGO) is an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child's special guardian. It has been described as...

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