PARENTING: What legal rights do LGBTQI parents have?

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Questioning how inclusive the current Family Court systems are here in the UK BY DIVA STAFF Imagine you are the mother of a child born through donor conception within a same-sex relationship, but you’re not the biological mother and you are unmarried. What legal rights do you have that tie you to your child? Does [….]

RELATIONSHIPS: Alternative solutions for relationship disputes

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How to resolve relationship disputes without going to court… BY GIBSON KERR, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK Family law experts in Edinburgh are suggesting five alternative solutions to couples wrestling with relationship disputes and unable to go to court to reach a resolution under current guidelines. Gibson Kerr has seen an influx of requests from concerned parents [….]

LEGALLY SPEAKING: Mediation, but not as we know it

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“Online mediation can give couples much needed clarity and reassurance – all from the safety of their own homes” BY DENISE LAVERTY Coronavirus, COVID-19, whatever we know it by, has changed the way that we live in an unprecedented way. Schools have closed. The elderly and vulnerable have been told to hibernate for 12 weeks [….]

LEGALLY SPEAKING: This is what you need to know before you say “I do”

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“What happens to me financially if a once-happy relationship unfortunately breaks down?” BY PHILIPPA CUNNIFF, PARTNER OF FAMILY LAW AT GILSON GRAY February 11 2020 was a mammoth day for #MarriageEquality as the first same-sex marriage took place in Northern Ireland. After years of vigorous campaigning by Love Equality, Northern Ireland is now almost fully [….]

OPINION: “The UK is failing LGBQTI asylum seekers”

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Alexandra Jarvis on how the UK is letting down queer asylum seekers – especially those who are trans – and what to expect post-Brexit BY ALEXANDRA JARVIS The progress of LGBTQI rights since 1969, the year of the Stonewall uprisings, is remarkable.  Pride events across the world shine as a beacon of light for protest [….]