At a time when the matter of parental contact and ‘shared parenting' is under analysis from the Government and media, the Family team comments on the importance and outcome of a recent appeal against the decision of HHJ Marshall that the father be denied direct contact with his daughters, aged six and nine, because the mother would not be able to support contact with the father and would be adversely affected by any order to do so.

Nell Pearce-Higgins advises on the issues relating to the breakdown of your relationship or decisions relating to your children.

Responsible and shared parenting - Aug2012.pdf