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Family Law Archive - September 2016 - Page 2

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International Women’s Day: celebrating 97 years of women in UK law

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “pledge for parity”: a rallying cry for both men and women to take action and speed up the journey towards gender equality through tangible, practical measures. Creating an inclusive workplace culture is integral to this aim, and the law has come a long way allowing women the necessary... Read More

Pope Francis endorses offering sacraments to divorced and remarried Catholics

A document written by Argentinian bishops, pertaining to the Catholic Church’s treatment of divorced parishioners, has received the papal seal of approval. As The Guardian reports, the document suggested that priests could “offer the ‘help of sacraments’ to Catholics living in ‘irregular family situations’... Read More

US fertility doctor accused of impregnating women with his own sperm

  An Indianapolis doctor has been accused of using his own sperm to impregnate women at his fertility clinic. Now retired, prosecutors say Dr Donald Cline may have used his sperm to inseminate patients 50 times. He assured mothers that he would use sperm donated by an anonymous medical student to help them conceive. Suspicions... Read More

Madonna and Guy Ritchie settle Rocco custody battle

Madonna and her ex-husband Guy Ritchie have finally settled the long-running residence dispute over their 16 year old son, Rocco. No details were provided but it was confirmed in the New York court on Wednesday that Madonna and Guy had reached a settlement. Ritchie’s lawyer is reported to have confirmed that Rocco will continue to live... Read More

The perils of a delayed response to the wrongful removal of a child

Earlier this month, Mr Justice Holman in the Royal Courts of Justice, heard a without notice application by a father for the summary return of his 3-year-old son who has been living with his mother in Angola for almost two years. The father, who is a Spanish national, had a relationship with the child’s mother, a Portuguese-Angolan... Read More

Obama ratifies Hague Child Support Convention

The outgoing President of the United States, Barack Obama, has signed the 2007 Hague Child Support and Maintenance Convention, enabling more children to receive financial support from their parents, regardless of where those parents live. It is estimated that there are one million cases of unpaid child maintenance worldwide. This... Read More

Missouri introduces ‘father-focused’ residence law

The Midwestern American state has introduced a law intended to make child residence rulings more gender-neutral. The new Bill, House Bill 1550 – also known as the ‘Shared Parenting Bill’ will prevent the family courts awarding residence to one parent specifically on the basis of their gender, age or financial status.... Read More

Parents in Germany find themselves in Cuckoo land

Mothers in Germany could soon be forced to reveal the names of their children’s biological fathers under a newly proposed law. This controversial introduction to German family law will force women to divulge acts of adultery or infidelity during a relationship. The introduction of the law will mean that women will be obliged, by law,... Read More
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