The former head of the family court once said he had to rule on what haircut a child should have when his parents couldn't agree.
Although a rare case, and certainly the exception rather than the norm, sometimes when parents separate high levels of conflict can arise, not just in the living and contact arrangements, but also down to parenting decisions and a child's upbringing. This can include changes of name, relocations and medical or educational decisions.
At Dutton Gregory, our family team are experienced in dealing with separations and relationship breakdowns and guiding you through the process to cause you and any child or children as little disruption or distress as possible.
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The judge said he was once asked to rule on a disagreement about the length of a six-year-old boy's hair because a father wanted a "crew cut" and a mother "more flowing locks" - saying no judge should have to make that ruling. He also said the family court is being undermined by "downright untruths" on social media.