Monthly Family Law Archives: March 2016

Sherri Shepherds failed maternity suit and what it means for surrogacy contracts

Sherri Shepherd’s failed maternity suit and what it means for surrogacy contracts

Earlier this month, former The View co-host Sherri Shepherd lost her appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as she was found to be the legal mother of... Read More

Closed hearts: Pope Francis considers allowing Communion for the remarried

Closed hearts: Pope Francis considers allowing Communion for the remarried

Pope Francis has reopened a debate that his predecessors had declared shut: that of remarried Catholics receiving communion. Current Church law... Read More

Fiction vs Family Law: Star Wars Rey and child abandonment

Fiction vs Family Law: Star Wars’ Rey and child abandonment

For our second dip into the Star Wars Universe we’re going to be looking at the main character of The Force Awakens, Rey. Rey’s story... Read More

Child protection within the family: a case study

Child protection within the family: a case study

Sitting before Her Honour Judge Purkiss in the East London Family Court, the London Borough of Newham was instructed to provide support and keep watch for the... Read More

Child protection from a criminal parent: a case study

Child protection from a criminal parent: a case study

Sitting before Her Honour Judge Purkiss in the East London Family Court, the London Borough of Newham were instructed to provide support and keep watch for... Read More

The first female lawyers (part 2)

The first female lawyers (part 2)

In my previous post, we became acquainted with Arabella Mansfield and Charlotte E. Ray, two of the first women to be called to the Bar in the United... Read More

Fiction vs family law: Kylo Ren, cults and child custody

Fiction vs family law: Kylo Ren, cults and child custody

Next to Marvel, Star Wars is one of the biggest ever film franchises, and with at least four more films in the works following the success of The Force... Read More

The post-nup blues

The post-nup blues

If you have ever regretted not getting a pre-nup, there may be a solution: the post-nuptial agreement offers the same protection of assets, but can be... Read More

FGM and forced marriage: new UK statistics

FGM and forced marriage: new UK statistics

Statistics have recently been released on forced marriage reports and reported FGM cases. Forced marriage reports The Forced Marriage Unit works on the... Read More

The ethics of cross-border surrogacy

The ethics of cross-border surrogacy

In the wake of India’s ban on surrogacy for foreigners, the ethics of cross-border surrogacy are being re-evaluated worldwide. India’s... Read More