Monthly Family Law Archives: September 2016

Worlds first three-parent child born

World’s first three-parent child born

The New Scientist has announced that a five-month-old boy is the world’s first child to be born using a new technique that incorporates DNA from three... Read More

What happens to marital assets if they are subject to criminal proceedings?

What happens to marital assets if they are subject to criminal proceedings?

On occasion, family law and criminal law interlock outside the realms of domestic violence. It is possible that marital assets can become involved in... Read More

Family Law and Bankers' Bonuses

Family Law and Bankers' Bonuses

Lois Rogers co-wrote an article for Family Law Week with barrister Lily Mottahedan examining how the courts treat large bonuses awarded in the financial... Read More

Is there really any point to marriage anymore?

Is there really any point to marriage anymore?

Vardags’ director Catherine Thomas spoke to The Daily Telegraph as a columnist questioned the role of marriage in the modern world. Entering a... Read More

Court allows application for parental orders made after six month time period

Court allows application for parental orders made after six month time period

A & Another v C & Another EWFC4 concerned two children respectively born in 2002 and 2004 as a result of surrogacy arrangements entered into in the... Read More

Children's evidence: A balancing act

Children's evidence: A balancing act

Vardags’ managing director, Catherine Thomas, wrote for The Global Legal Post about plans to give children a greater voice in court proceedings... Read More

House of Commons calls for end to abusers using family courts against partners

House of Commons calls for end to abusers using family courts against partners

  MPs have spoken out in favour of the government carrying out a full review of the family courts to stop them being used by violent men to... Read More

Woman creates 'parenting prenup' to prevent parental disputes

Woman creates 'parenting prenup' to prevent parental disputes

In a time where more and more families are straying from the nuclear model, raising children brings up a host of new questions: which parent gets the kids on... Read More

Children arbitration scheme: first hearing under new initiative takes place

Children arbitration scheme: first hearing under new initiative takes place

Launched in July 2016, the Family Law Arbitration Children Scheme promised, in the words of IFLA Chair Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton, to "enable... Read More

High Court Judge uses emoji in family judgment

High Court Judge uses emoji in family judgment

A judgment handed down by Mr Justice Peter Jackson in relation to public law children proceedings is the first of its kind to include an emoji. The case was... Read More