With the seemingly never-ending increase in popularity of social media and our apparently insatiable appetite for sharing every little detail with our friends and family online (and depending on our privacy settings, whoever else happens to be “listening”), it was only a matter of time before we all started to wonder exactly how much is too much.

With a no-deal situation becoming an ever-increasing prospect, there is a feeling of uncertainty around what couples and families could face if they are involved in legal disputes in a post-Brexit climate. Children In the UK, families have enjoyed protection under domestic laws such as the Family Law Act 1986, which contains provisions relating to…

In a landmark victory for those advocating for the rights of unmarried couples, the Supreme Court ruled that denying a widowed parent’s allowance to an unmarried mother and her four children was unlawful. Siobhan McLaughlin, a 46-year old special needs classroom assistant and mother to four children, aged 15 – 23, had been fighting the…

Surrogacy arrangements – arrangements whereby a woman agrees to become pregnant and give birth to a child for another individual or couple – are amongst the most controversial methods of family creation. Access to surrogacy may depend on religion, geography, jurisdiction and sexual orientation. There is no clear international consensus on the legality of surrogacy…

Child maintenance is financial support that the non-resident parent is expected to provide after a separation from the resident parent, or parent with care. When a relationship ends, co-parenting responsibilities do not – in fact they may require even more attention than before. Children must continue to be raised to the best of both parties’…