The Children & Family Relationship Act 2015

The Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 makes significant changes to the law in relation to guardianship, custody and access, along with new provisions dealing with Assisted Human Reproduction. This lecture aims to give attendees a good working knowledge of the recent changes in order to advise clients in Family Law cases.

By the end of the module participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of The Children and Family Relations Act 2015
  • Know the updated position regarding guardianship and unmarried fathers
  • Know the updated position regarding custody application and who can apply
  • Know the updated position regarding maintenance
  • Understand the impact of the legislation on surrogacy and assisted human reproduction

 Course Content:

  • An overview of The Children and Family Relationships Act 2015
  • The position of unmarried fathers
  • Categories of people entitled to apply for guardianship
  • Court appointed guardians
  • Persons entitled to apply for custody
  • Enforcement orders
  • Maintenance responsibilities
  • Donor assisted human reproduction
  • Parentage in assisted human reproduction cases

Teaching method:  

e-Lecture, PowerPoint;

Duration & pricing:

  • Net-Duration: 1 hour 

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