The law now finally acknowledges the reality of modern family life and the vital role played by same-sex couples in looking after children.

Recent changes in the law mean that gay and lesbian couples in an enduring relationship can now be recognised as legal parents of children.

When it comes to parenting, however, the challenges faced will be very much the same, whether you are same-sex parents or not.

That said, there might be additional concerns for same-sex parents, as they can face problems regarding being accepted and feeling supported. It is not unusual at all for same-sex parents to face stigma and prejudice.

If you are in a same-sex relationship but have children from a previous heterosexual relationship, you might have concerns about losing contact or fear that the courts will look favourably towards heterosexual parents. If you had children through donor insemination you might have the additional worry later in life when your children may possibly start to question who their donor father is.

How can Prism Family Law help?

Whatever issues or concerns you may be facing as same-sex parents, at Prism Family Law we have the expertise on hand to advise on the full range of legal issues that same-sex families may need advice upon. As for any family law related issue, we offer free 30 minute consultations to all potential clients. Telephone 0191 269 6871 or contact us via email [email protected] to discuss your requirements and case without any obligation.