The criminal justice system can be complicated and with good reason. The rights of the individual are always paramount and if someone is accused of a crime, then evidence must be brought forward to prove that they are guilty, beyond a reasonable doubt. This is why criminal defence attorneys exist, to make sure that someone who has been accused by the authorities has proper representation, once again due to the complexity of the system. [Read More]
Protecting Yourself from the Unknown When You Buy a Property
Visionaries often say that life is full of risks and you must be willing to take them from time to time, if you're going to get anywhere. This is all well and good, but it's not really a great idea to take any risks when you are buying a property, seeing as it is such a large investment for most people. How do you protect yourself, therefore, before you sign on the dotted line and take possession of your new home? [Read More]
What Rights do Grandparents Have Following their Children's Divorce?
Divorce and separation can be particularly traumatic times, but not only for the two individuals in question and any children. Frequently, grandparents are also part of the equation and understandably want to have some input when it comes to their long-term connections with the grandkids. As a grandparent, how can you not only get to see the kids regularly after the divorce is in place, but also ensure they are looked after properly on an ongoing basis? [Read More]
Reinitiating contact with children after a long period of no contact after divorce
There are a variety of reasons why contact with children may cease after a divorce, from one parent restricting access to children not wanting to see their other parent due to bad feelings around the divorce and seperation to the constraints of time, energy and money. If you are looking to reintiate child access after a long period of non-visitation, here are some steps to follow. Take it slow While you might be eager to take on a more day to day role in your children's life straight away, the court prioritises the mental health of the children and will encourage a slow and steady approach to rekindling the relationship. [Read More]