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This week on Coronation Street, the “battle of the dads” stepped up a gear as Callum and David arrived at Weatherfield’s family court.
The hapless duo finally did what they’d been threatening to do for months, and made an application to the court for an order concerning Max, Callum’s biological son and David’s step-son. Never has court vending machine coffee been supped in such a menacing manner as when Callum glared at David and told him he’d take his chances in court.
There were dirty looks, scathing comments, and a caustic commentary by Callum’s lawyer of David’s less than squeaky clean past. David had to be led from the court room by his lawyer before he let rip on Callum. This culminated in the court making an order that Max should remain in David’s care in the interim, that Max should have two overnight contacts with his biological father Callum each week, and that Cafcass should prepare a full report ready for the next hearing.
Legal fact or legal fiction? There’s only one person to ask in such situations – our resident family law solicitor, holder of the Law Society’s Family Law Advanced accreditation and member of Resolution, not to mention soap-geek extraordinaire, Rebecca Finnigan.
You can read Rebecca’s critique of the soapland family courts on our Sud’s Law blog, written by the solicitors and staff here at Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors.