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School bullying – when to get the law involved

Luke Whitmore - Law on the Web

  1. 16 November 2015
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However much you dislike bullies, you might still be reluctant to call the police on errant schoolkids. So when is it appropriate to get the law involved over bullying?

21st Century Breakup – 3 rather modern causes of divorce

James Watkins - Law on the Web

  1. 10 November 2015
  2. Family
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The number of people getting divorced has fallen in recent years, but that hasn't stopped people from finding new reasons to break up.

Step up to the plate – how to adopt your stepchild

James Watkins - Law on the Web

  1. 23 October 2015
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Adopting your stepson or stepdaughter will give you all of the rights & responsibilities of a birth parent. Here is how to adopt a stepchild, with explanations of alternatives to adopting.

How to become a foster carer

James Watkins - Law on the Web

  1. 12 October 2015
  2. Family
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In fostering, the carers become responsible for the child, but they share that responsibility with the local authority or the child’s parents.

5 things you need to know about home schooling

James Watkins - Law on the Web

  1. 06 October 2015
  2. Family
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If you take your child out of school, you can teach them when and how you want. Here's what you'll need to know if you want to home-school your child.