Monthly Family Law Archives: October 2016

Bairns dont come first in child maintenance system, new research finds

Bairns don’t come first in child maintenance system, new research finds

The child maintenance system is in urgent need of reform according to new research conducted by the Poverty Alliance. The Bairns Come First report,... Read More

How a child contact application became a battle over transgender rights

How a child contact application became a battle over transgender rights

After a prolonged custody battle, the High Court finally announced its verdict on a landmark physical custody case that has since captivated the media and... Read More

Alabama marriage licence prohibition rages on

Alabama marriage licence prohibition rages on

Probate judges in at least eight counties in Alabama are still refusing to issue marriage licenses. A further four counties refuse to conduct marriage... Read More

Court of Appeal determines that a bankrupt cannot be compelled to dip into pension

Court of Appeal determines that a bankrupt cannot be compelled to dip into pension

The Court of Appeal, in Horton v Henry EWCA Civ 989, has determined that a trustee in bankruptcy cannot compel a bankrupt to drawn down on their pension if... Read More

New project launched to help improve family law understanding

New project launched to help improve family law understanding

The Family Court Reporting Watch is a new body that will monitor the publication of judgments and media coverage of family courts, highlight and try to... Read More

RSPCA takes estranged daughter of charity donor to Supreme Court

RSPCA takes estranged daughter of charity donor to Supreme Court

In 2004, Mrs Jackson died leaving the majority of her estate to three charities: The Blue Cross, the RSPB and the RSPCA. Mrs Jackson’s will left no... Read More