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Yearly Family Law Archives: 2017

Berlin same-sex couple become the first to adopt a child in Germany

Kai and Michael Korok have become the first same-sex couple to adopt in Germany, formally welcoming their two-year-old son Maximillian into their family on 10 October. Maximilian… Read More

Draft bill submitted to include mothers’ names in marriage certificates for the...

Update 28/11/2017: Former cabinet minister Caroline Spelman, is to present the bill to allow for mothers' names on marriage certificates for second reading this week. The bill is co-spons… Read More

Greece changes law so trans citizens can change gender with a court ruling

A new law allowing citizens to officially change their gender has been passed by the Greek parliament despite strong opposition. Although it is undoubtedly a step in the right direction f… Read More

Secure accommodation orders are not a matter for the High Court, says judge

Mr Justice Holman told the court last month on 22 September, in Read More

Top family law judge Mr Justice Bodey retires

The Honourable Mr Justice Bodey retired from the High Court (Family Division) with effect from 15 October 2017. Mr Justice Bodey, 70, has enjoyed a long and prominent career in la… Read More

Jamie Vardy's wife's maintenance case reveals the failings of CMS once more

The wife of England footballer, Jamie Vardy, has ended a yearlong dispute with her ex-boyfriend over his alleged attempts to avoid paying child support. This has once again shone a light… Read More

Father’s application to relocate children to Switzerland granted

Mr Justice Peter Jackson, sitting in the Royal Courts of Justice in September, granted a father’s application to relocate his two teenage children from the UK to Switzerland. Read More