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Family Law Archive - June 2016

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In the wake of recent surrogacy bans, loosely regulated Cambodia attracts Indian industry

Following India’s commercial surrogacy ban for foreigners, prospective parents and surrogates alike are turning to Cambodia. Over a dozen Thai and Indian clinics have set up shop there, where regulations are loose and visas are easily obtained. Preeti Bista, co-founder of My Fertility Angel Cambodia, believes that Cambodian clinics... Read More

Woman seeks permission for children to have contact with her sex offender partner

In Michigan last Monday a court heard a women’s application to permit her boyfriend to have contact with her children, despite agreeing during her divorce last year that he would be restricted as he is a sex offender. The applicant Rachael Lanni of Warren, Michigan divorced Anthony Lanni in May 2015. Child arrangements were reached... Read More

Should children have contact with a convicted sex offender?

In Michigan last Monday, a court heard a women’s application to permit her new boyfriend to have contact with her children, despite agreeing during her divorce last year that he would be restricted, as he is a sex offender. The applicant, Rachael Lanni of Warren, Michigan, divorced Anthony Lanni in May 2015. Child... Read More

Romanian courts award father custody without allowing child to be heard in cross-jurisdictional case

The Supreme court have upheld a Court of Appeal ruling that the English Courts do not have the jurisdiction to hear an appeal of a custody order obtained in Romania concerning a 10-year-old boy. The parents in this case are both Romanian nationals who met while working in Britain. They returned briefly to Romania where they got married and their... Read More

Court of Appeal upholds judge’s discretion in child abduction case

Sir James Munby, sitting in the Court of Appeal, upheld the decision of a Deputy High Court Judge to return three children to Hungary despite their objections and the mother’s fear of financial and emotional bullying by their father. The appeal was from a decision by Mr Nicholas Francis QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge on 2... Read More

Lawyer switches sides in $100m family law dispute

A Western Australian woman has sought an injunction to prevent her ex-partner’s solicitors from continuing to act in their property and child custody dispute, after the firm hired a solicitor who had previously worked for the side representing the applicant, Ms Gill. The solicitor in question, referred to as “Ms K” in court documents, had... Read More

The importance of 'habitual residence' in child abduction

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court allowed an appeal by the non-biological mother of a child. The Court held that the unilateral removal of the child to Pakistan by the biological mother did not cause the child to lose her status as habitually resident in England. Therefore, the English courts retained full jurisdiction to make... Read More

Repeat removals of children: breaking the cycle

A mother in Newcastle has had 17 children taken into care by social services over a 30-year period, a new report by Barnardo’s charity Pause has revealed. The charity “works with women who have experienced…repeat removals of children from their care. It aims to break the cycle.” Pause has stated that women in these... Read More

The fallibility of human justice: birth parents acquitted of abuse after their child is adopted

Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, has ordered a full re-hearing of a care and placement application made by a local authority in 2013 regarding a child who has since been adopted. Shortly after the child’s (‘X’) birth in 2012, care proceedings and an application for a placement order were issued by the... Read More

Birth parents seek to overturn adoption order after acquittal

Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, has ordered a full re-hearing of a care and placement application made by a local authority in 2013 regarding a child who has since been adopted. Shortly after the child X's birth in 2012, care proceedings and an application for a placement order were issued by the local authority. At a... Read More
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