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1 May 2013
After a three-year gestation period ending in a rally of...
Family court refuses to re-open “big money” financial remedy proceedings despite husband’s non-disclosure
14 May 2013
A wife’s application to re-open financial proceedings has...
1 February 2013
On 3 December 2012 new legislation came into force in Guernsey...
Child residence and contact disputes
We advise on all private law matters involving children. Our priority when doing so is to provide a service, and to offer solutions, that are both compassionate and child-focused. We have extensive experience in advising on specific disputes such as frequency of contact with parents and other relatives, child residence, and scholastic choices and disagreements. We are adept at dealing with jurisdictional issues, in particular, applications for leave to remove children from the jurisdiction.
In every case that we handle, client care is always at the forefront of our mind, and we pride ourselves on handling matters discreetly and keeping sensitive matters, such as those relating to children, below the media radar insofar as our clients share the same view. The recent changes to the Court rules have meant that since 26 April 2009, family proceedings are now open to accredited members of the press and media. The practical consequence of this is that high profile children cases attract widespread media interest, who are able to attend such hearings and report upon their details. We have unparalleled expertise in preventing media attendance at Court proceedings which concern private family matters, especially in cases which involve children (Re Child X).