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Yearly Family Law Archives: 2018

Alabama Senate passes bill to eliminate marriage licenses

The Alabama Senate voted on January 16th 19-1 to pass a bill that would eliminate the requirement for… Read More

Child who went missing with her mother during care proceedings is found safe

Four-year-old Elliana Shand became the subject of much concern after she went missing with her mother, Jessie Richards, whilst proceedings surrounding her future care were ongoing in the… Read More

Singaporean man to appeal decision preventing him from adopting surrogate child

A Singaporean man, whose name has not been released because the case involves a minor, is set to appeal the Singaporean court’s decision which left him unable to adopt his biologica… Read More

Ukrainian businessman’s ex-wife awarded £2 million after post-nuptial deed uphel...

In 2009, businessman Mr Oleksander Yedin signed a deed with his partner promising to make certain financial provision for her upon their separation. Mrs Iryna Yedina sought to enforce tha… Read More

HC v FW: £40 million case demanded complex needs assessment due to wife’s brain...

When determining the division of assets during financial proceedings, the courts assess the present and future needs of both parties as part of their considerations under section 25 of Ma… Read More

AB v CD [2017]: jurisdictional issues surrounding global maintenance orders

Global maintenance orders are a useful tool to enable the courts to order periodical payments to cover both spousal and child maintenance until a full assessment is made by the Child Main… Read More

Parenting behind bars: child arrangements and prisoners

In November last year the BBC reported that a man who was in prison for sexually abusing his own children still had maintained parental responsibility over them. The previous month an abh… Read More