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Monthly Family Law Archives: April 2016

Indias surrogacy ban: a deep-freeze

India’s surrogacy ban: a deep-freeze

Hundreds of eggs, sperm samples and embryos have been left on ice since India’s surrogacy ban for foreigners. Last October the Indian Council of... Read More

Same-sex couple win Thai custody battle against surrogate

Same-sex couple win Thai custody battle against surrogate

15 months after the birth of their daughter Carmen, Gordon Lake and Manuel Santos can at last come out of hiding and resume a normal family life, with the... Read More

For her own good: placing a child in secure accommodation

For her own good: placing a child in secure accommodation

Earlier this month, His Honour Judge Freedman, at Newcastle Family Court, ordered that a teenage girl should be put into secure accommodation to prevent her... Read More

Spencer v Anderson: when paternity testing could be a matter of life and death

Spencer v Anderson: when paternity testing could be a matter of life and death

Mr Justice Peter Jackson, at Manchester Civil Justice Centre, ruled last week that a stored DNA sample should be tested to verify whether the deceased donor... Read More

International surrogacy: has it become a scapegoat?

International surrogacy: has it become a scapegoat?

An unnamed Australian man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing his twin daughters, who were born in Asia with the help of a Ukrainian egg donor. He faced 38... Read More

An end to state-issued marriage licences in Alabama?

An end to state-issued marriage licences in Alabama?

The Alabama Senate voted on Tuesday for a bill that will end the need for state-issued marriage licences in favour of a simpler process where couples file a... Read More

Man who claimed ex-partner was just a lodger ordered to hand over share of his house

Man who claimed ex-partner was just a lodger ordered to hand over share of his house

Michael Burton, from Notton near Wakefield, has been ordered to sell his £435,000 home and give a share of the proceeds to his former partner, Kristina... Read More

Florida governor vetoes alimony bill

Florida governor vetoes alimony bill

The Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, vetoed legislation SB 668 last Friday that would have seen an end to lifetime alimony payments as the default... Read More

Female chief brings in new law protecting girls from child marriage

Female chief brings in new law protecting girls from child marriage

Theresa Kachindamoto, senior chief in the Dedza District in Central Malawi, has created a new law to protect women and girls in her jurisdiction. According... Read More

Children with same-sex parents fare equally well, study shows

Children with same-sex parents fare equally well, study shows

The Journal of Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics recently published an article comparing the well-being of children with same-sex parents, to that... Read More