What Family Solicitors Can Do For You and Your Children


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Family law has evolved rapidly to reflect social changes in the society; it has blossomed from the patriarchal approach to the gender parity reforms of the twentieth century. This is that group of norms that are invoked to settle domestic disputes, for instance between spouses and relationships involving children.

In this age where the marriage institution is guided by parity between partners, divorce, separation, guardianship, civil unions and the creation of partnerships are handled by family lawyers.

Most states have different rules that apply to the family institution; however, the growing role of international law has led to the creation of uniform rules for the family institution. Sometimes a solicitor can be of great relief to a client who is in a family dispute – especially where children are involved.

Furthermore, there are always disagreements among the family members in issues of succession and division of property. If you have a family solicitor or lawyer, they can facilitate amicable solutions.

Marriage is intrinsically essential; however, the relationship may end up breaking prematurely. Your wedding may be a gateway to long term hurdles if the spouses are incompatible. For instance if the other spouse is violent, has unreasonable demands or you realize gross misconduct such as infidelity, terminating the marriage may be beneficial to the two of you.

The Remit of a Family Solicitor

Family solicitors handle divorce from filing, demonstrating to the court the rationale behind the divorce and enforcing various rights that subsist in the relationship. Where there is matrimonial property that arises from joint contributions or in any other percentage, you have proprietary interests that cannot be infringed.

Children are lie at the heart of every marriage, they consummate it. A family lawyer can enable you to enforce the rights and other interests for your children. In case you end up divorcing both of you may want to live with the kids or circumstances may deem it necessary for either of you to retain guardianship.

Similarly, rights may arise upon the termination of marriage; the other spouse may not be willing to undertake obligations such as child support. Your lawyer will ensure that the party is compelled by a competent authority or court to execute certain orders such as payments of school fees and footing the children’s maintenance upon a divorce. The only thing required is to get the necessary documentary evidence or any other form to prove your contribution.

Family law has numerous prongs; it deals with the broad scope of interests and rights that arise as a result of social relations. Having a family lawyer is not only important during the dissolution of marriage but also during its subsistence.

Make Sure You Seek Advice When Needed

You can have a family lawyer for the family who can be an important tool during emergency situations. They can enable you to undertake certain measures such as drafting legal wills, codicils, transmission of property rights such as share ownership and facilitating property protection through trusts and prudent investments. You may want your property to be held under a trust fund and to devolve to your kids when they are of a certain age, the solicitor would be a tool for the purpose.

We Recommend You Use Garmin Products to Improve Child Safety Whilst Driving


This week we were asked by a technology company if they could provide us with a guest post for our readers. We said yes, but on the proviso that they offer a charitable donation to a charity of our choice which we recommended to them. You can read their post below. If you would like to contribute then please get in touch – we don’t accept everything and are very strict about partners having to make charity donations in return.

Check Out This New Sat Nav Device to Improve Car Safety and Accidents

The Garmin Nuvi 1690 is a GPS which comes with fully integrated online services which use Garmin’s nuLink features.  The features include real-time traffic information, White Pages and Google search, weather forecasts, fuel prices or airline schedules – all of which position this new GPS from Garmin a little bit ahead of the competitive products from the Dutch manufacturer TomTom.


It comes with a 4.3 inch screen which offers good readability, even in the glare of the sun. On the left hand side you will see a memory card reader that takes the microSD format.  This lets you add new maps or photos into the Garmin GPS. You might want to buy an adapter for standard SD cards which will help you as you will not have to go through the PC in order to transfer from one card to another.  You can also recharge the GPS using the mini USB port on its bottom edge.

If you want to purchase one yourselves, then you can do so directly from Garmin.com or Amazon. If you wish to save money on the purchase then it’s highly recommended that you take advantage of a Garmin discount code from the GPS Bites website.

A Compact and Sleek GPS Which is Very Portable

The Garmin Nuvi 1690 is relatively compact and is bigger than the other Garmin GPS devices in a similar price range – for example the 1390T and 1490T. It’s only 19mm thick and weighs just 176g which means you can carry it easily – it’s not too far off the size of a cell phone to put things into perspective.

The plastics used are of a high quality and the back of the unit has a soft touch. However, the shiny black plastic of the unit whilst pleasing to look at, will scratch very easily and tends to get dirty quickly.

The Technical Aspects Could be Better

Finding satellites is super quick for a GPS and it will start up in 25 seconds – the general responsiveness is good, contrary to what was reported on reviews of the Garmin Nuvi 860 and 865T devices.

However, the predictive text is not that great and all it really does is propose a list of locations sorted alphabetically meaning there is not a lot of choice available.  There is also no speech recognition on this model, unlike the older high-end models which cost more.

Unfortunately the volume control is also not very practical.  It can take two steps to reach the menu, then two more to return to the navigation. It would be better to be able to access it direct from the navigation or by physical buttons on the side of the GPS.

Use Connected Services to Enhance Your Drive

One of the better options available on the Garmin Nuvi 1690 GPS is the connected services aspect.  This enables traffic information direct to the display which is updated in real time plus speed cameras alerts on the fly.  It’s very easy to use but you will need to subscribe after the free trial period expires.  The traffic information works very well as it lets you re-direct to another route if there are any incidents along your way to the destination.

Save Money on Fuel with the Garmin Nuvi 1690 GPS

For the ecologically minded customers the EcoRoute function is very cool.  This will let you drive mre economically and monitors you speed and fuel consumption.  This might make your journey a little longer, but will generally give you a more pleasant drive. You should use this if you are not in a hurry and want to reduce your gas consumption whilst you drive.

If you want to save even more money when driving then take advantage of the fuel price information – this tells you which gas station is the cheapest and how far it is from your position. It will even display the other gas the stations on your route which is great if you are starting to run low on fuel.  This is one aspect that might make you decide to buy Garmin when compared to cheaper GPS models – as it will save you money over the course of the years you own it for.

Superb Voices with a Choice of Accents

In terms of voices, the sound has improved greatly since the 860T and 865T GPS models.  It does still sound slightly synthetic and you can even change the voices if you don’t like the standard ones.

Of course, one of the most important aspects to any GPS is the actual navigation.  The Nuvi 1690 excels in this area and the operation is complemented by a hands-free kit which works very well with iPhone and Bluetooth.  There is no MP3 player, but you can sync the device with an iPod if you want which will get you around this issue.

Know Where You Are at All Times

Other aspects of note are the “Where am I” function which lets you know exactly where you are at any time so you can precisely locate and contact the closest hospitals, police stations, fuel stations and get road break down assistance very quickly when you need it.

The weather forecast option works well, showing a 5 day forecast on your current location or wherever you want to navigate to.  Should you need it then there is also a currency converter included – perfect for long-distance drivers who are travelling between different countries.

Use the Garmin Nuvi 1690 GPS in Pedestrian Mode When Walking

Should you want to, you can even use the Nuvi 1690 GPS when walking by using the pedestrian mode (called cityXplorer by Garmin).  It is simple and effective, but we did notice that it turned itself on when we were in very slow moving traffic – the GPS obviously thought we were walking due to the slow speed of the traffic!  However, if you are planning on a holiday then definitely take the Nuvi 1690 GPS with you – even if you are not planning on driving as it will be the perfect accompaniment to any tour guide leaflets you might decide to pick up.

Use Google Search to Find Points of Interest

Finally there is a local search facility served by Google.  It lets you search for locations and points of interest (POI files), whilst the white pages search lets you look up people and business addresses whilst on the move.

Health and Safety Statistics in the UK for 2014/15 Released by the HSE for Great Britain


Some more statistical analysis here, following on from the recent Brake news we posted. This time from the Health and Safety Executive. We’ve copied their information into the blog post below which shows some statistics on accident data in Great Britain from the last couple of years.

Those HSE Stats in Full from 2014 into 2015.

Those HSE Stats in Full from 2014 into 2015.

Please be sage, and make sure you don’t become a statistic this year in 2016. It would be amazing if we could help to cut the amount of personal injury and accident claims that are made in the UK each year, as they have recently been rising according to some data released.

To read the HSE statistics in full please visit: http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/

Do You Want Your Company to be Featured on the NCA Website?


uthorAt the moment we are actively encouraging third party content from people to post on the Native Child Alliance website. If your business or organisation is interested in child safety and would like to be featured then please do contact us.

In particular we welcome posts from the following types of organisations:

  • Companies that manufacture safety products and equipment
  • Child safety charities from the UK, USA, and Canada
  • Accident claims lawyers or personal injury solicitors
  • Third party bloggers who blog about accidents or child safety

We do not want any type of content that is overly-promotional, we want content that has a point. So with that in mind we are looking for items that raise awareness and offer value.

Of course, you are allowed to have a link on any content that you give us, most of the time in the footer as a byline from you as an author. We also only want people who have genuine Google Plus Authorship accounts.

So if that sounds like and you feel you can contribute to the NCA website then please do get in touch with us as soon as possible.