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Family Judge Pinpoints ‘Flawed’ Investigation in Child Protection Case
Almost nothing can be more serious than to accuse a parent of inflicting injury on their child. As…
Divorce – Fairly Dividing Marital Assets is Not a Blame Game
The question of who is to blame for the breakdown of a marriage is often uppermost in divorcees’…
Divorcees – This is Why Compromise is Always the Best Way Forward
Any good lawyer will tell you that it is much better to reach an amicable settlement of divorce…
High Court Exercises Inherent Power to Order Children’s Return to England
Many families have one foot in the UK and another abroad and that can give rise to parental…
Relationship Broken Down? Do You Understand the Legal Consequences?
When a relationship between partners who jointly own their home breaks down, one of them may move out…
Final Financial Orders in Divorce – You Have to Take the Rough with the Smooth
The value of assets distributed between divorcing couples may subsequently go up or down and that can lead…
What Happens if a Patient Lacks the Mental Capacity to Consent to Surgery?
Patient consent is generally required for all forms of medical procedure – but what if the patient concerned…
Husband’s Attempt to Unravel 20-Year-Old Divorce Settlement Rejected
Financial settlements reached between divorcing couples are binding and only in very rare cases will judges permit them…
Can the COVID-19 Crisis Justify Reopening Financial Orders in Divorce?
Can the economic havoc wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic justify the re-drawing of final financial orders made following…
Judge’s Ruling Underlines Importance of Fathers in Children’s Lives
The family courts have always recognised the crucially important role that fathers play in children’s lives. A judge…
The Sex Trade, Mental Capacity and an Unusual Dilemma for Care Workers
Where an individual suffering from a mental disorder wishes to have sex, can care workers lawfully make arrangements…
High Court Clamps Down on Standardised Online Divorce Petitions
The advent of so-called ‘no fault’ divorce is on the horizon but, until then, a great many divorce…
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