Sarah Jane Lenihan navigates the law surrounding child arrangements for feuding parents during the pandemic  

At the beginning of the covid-19 lockdown, when prime minister Boris Johnson asked everyone to stop non-essential contact and unnecessary travel, Stowe Family Law immediately noted a rise in enquiries regarding children matters. 

Sadly, some parents took this as a green light to cease contact between their children and the other parent. The enquiries came flooding in from existing and new clients querying if this was right; and what they could do about it. 

When considering any issue in children cases we must always revert to s1(1) Children Act 1989 which states that “the child’s welfare shall be the court’s paramount consideration”. 

Each case has to be reviewed on the basis of it...

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