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Monthly Family Law Archives: December 2017

Specific issue orders in child cases: changing children's names in an abuse case

In December of this year, Mr Justice Cobb was asked to hear a Read More

A closer look at international child relocation and parental responsibility

Relocating abroad has become a common experience for many families and their children. There are many reasons why families may wish to move abroad: new career prospects, proximity to othe… Read More

Children put up for adoption after parents’ ‘open relationship’ raises concerns...

Judges within the family courts are extremely reluctant to take children away from their parents and will only do so if they feel that this is absolutely necessary. Three children, all un… Read More

Australia approves same-sex marriage

"What a day for love, for equality, for respect," said Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of the news that the House of Representatives had passed a bill legalising same-se… Read More

Mothers told to contact their abusers for maintenance

Victims of domestic violence have spoken out about receiving letters explai… Read More

Private law cases that return to court burden the family justice system

In November 2017, Cafcass conducted a small-scale study on the private f… Read More

New research from the Law Society suggests that restoring legal aid “could save...

New research published last month has revealed a ‘statistic… Read More