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Yearly Family Law Archives: 2017

Can your parents' marital status affect your legal rights?

Last week, a 21-year-old Lancashire man received a letter… Read More

Burning bridges: abducted UK children at greater risk if UK cuts legal ties with...

As Brexit talks continue, government officials have warned that parents will find it more difficult to recover abducted children back to the UK if an agreement to continue legal cooperati… Read More

A brief history of wardship

Broadly defined as the power of the state to protect the interests of vulnerable people—usually children—by assuming control over their affairs, wardship is a centuries-old le… Read More

Couple takes battle to legalise heterosexual civil partnerships to the Supreme C...

After suffering a fresh defeat in the Court of Appeal back in February, a heterosexual couple who wish to enter i… Read More

Reconciling religion and the constitution: a brief overview of family law in Tun...

It is hardly a coincidence that Beji Caid Essebsi, President of Tunisia picked 13 August to announce a review of the nation's inheritance law. This was National Women's Day, a Tun… Read More

House of Commons briefing paper: single people have right to obtain parental ord...

Yesterday, the House of Commons Library published a briefing paper titled ‘Children: surroga… Read More

Judge reluctantly grants children indirect contact with father in Q v R

In the protracted case of Q v R, Her Honour Judge Vincent was torn between the wishes of two children not to see their father… Read More