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We're pleased to announce SKB Law is a finalist for Community Contribution of the Year in the Telegraph & Argus Bradford Means Business Awards 2019. "Finalists for this award will have demonstrated considerable dedication to corporate, social and ethical responsibility, providing the community with the many positive outcomes of their commercial activity."

The UK government is to introduce a new ‘no-fault’ divorce. The new law, which will apply to marriages and civil partnerships, will remove the need for couples to blame each other,  or provide evidence of the other spouse’s behaviour. It will also stop one partner refusing a divorce if the other party wants one. In…

Parental Responsibility

Parental Responsibility is derived from the Children’s Act 1989. It refers to: “all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authorities which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property.” The emphasis is on a parents’ responsibilities over the child, rather than the parents’ rights of the child. Parental Responsibility is a right given automatically to the mother and the married father. However, it is not an automatic right given to an unmarried father, step-parent or grandparent. An unmarried father can acquire Parental Responsibility in two ways: i) If the child was born after 1 December 2003, an unmarried father can acquire Parental Responsibility by having his name on the child’s birth certificate. ii) enter into a written Parental Responsibility Agreement with the mother or by order of the court. Travelling Abroad Would you like to take your child abroad? Before you book your tickets, read the following.

If you do not have parental responsibility towards the child, you will need to gain permission from everyone that has parental responsibility over the child. You can do this through a document signed by the parents of the child. Remember, Immigration Authorities in the UK or overseas may ask for you for this document. The document should include contact details for the people with parental responsibility, and information about trip - for example the date of departure, when and how you’re returning. Evidence of your relationship to the child is also be helpful i.e. a birth or adoption certificate. If you are a single parent and your family surname differs from the child, provide a divorce or marriage certificate.

In order to find out more about how to gain permission to take a child abroad, get in touch with a solicitor to obtain legal advice. You can book a free 30 minute consultation with SKB Law - 01274 727373.

“I’m divorced, so Sikh men don’t want me” Minreet Kaur is a henna artist and a freelance journalist who works for the BBC. Her story originally appeared on BBC News. SKB Law: Women &Divorce Series.   At 27, Minreet Kaur married a man she had met through a Sikh temple in west London. It turned out…

The SKB Law Academy We’re thrilled to launch the SKB Law Academy – our exciting new leadership platform for future leaders. In addition to in-house training for the SKB Law team, The Academy will prepare more young people for the world of work. Over the last ten years, the firm’s Managing Partner Sarah Khan-Bashir MBE…

We’ve got some exciting news! From March 2019, the firm’s name will change from Shire Solicitors to SKB Law. It’s still us, but over the next few months, you’ll notice some changes. A fresh new logo. New colours. New contact details.  The new identity will reflect our three key areas of work: Family Law Specialists…

Many Muslim women in Britain are unaware that their marriages aren’t legally recognised.  Our Managing Partner, Sarah Khan-Bashir MBE explains how women can secure their legal rights in Channel 4’s documentary The Truth About Muslim Marriage. Watch it here: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-truth-about-muslim-marriage

It can be difficult to understand what to do next when you’ve reached the decision to divorce. Our step by step guide helps you understand the process, and how long it can take. We highly recommend that you seek legal advice to protect yourself and your family. You will usually only need to visit our office…

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