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Yearly Family Law Archives: 2017

Marriage Allowance: a tax perk going unclaimed

Following David Cameron’s drive to promote and encourage marriage during his tenure as Prime Minister, a tax break was Read More

Surrogacy and wardship in M v F & SM

On 23 August 2017, Mr Justice Keehan delivered a judgment on the parental order application of a single mother in relation to… Read More

Emma Gill analyses the purpose and pitfalls of the Child Maintenance Service in...

Following the May 2017 release of the Commons Work and Pensions Committee's report on the Child Maintenance Service (CMS), Head of Manchester Office Read More

FE v YE [2017]: asylum claims halt applications under the 1980 Hague Convention,...

Sitting in the Family Division of the High Court, Mr Justice Mostyn considered an application under the 1980 Hague Convention… Read More

The estate tax dispute that helped usher in equal marriage rights: A look at the...

A US woman, whose fight to reclaim over $363,000 in estate taxes struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in the Supreme Court and paved the way for equal marriage rights, has passed away… Read More

New York woman who lost custody of her children over a religious upbringing clau...

A former Hasidic mother from Brooklyn has regained custody of her three children two years after a judge Read More

International Family Law Arbitration Scheme launched to cut costs and length of...

Early this week, the 16th Australian Family Law Conference, meeting in Fiji, launched the International Family Law Arbitration Scheme (IFLAS). The scheme is the brainchild of P… Read More