Monthly Family Law Archives: October 2017

Berlin same-sex couple become the first to adopt a child in Germany

Berlin same-sex couple become the first to adopt a child in Germany

Kai and Michael Korok have become the first same-sex couple to adopt in Germany, formally welcoming their two-year-old son Maximillian into their family on 10... Read More

Draft bill submitted to include mothers names in marriage certificates for the first time

Draft bill submitted to include mothers’ names in marriage certificates for the first time

Update 28/11/2017: Former cabinet minister Caroline Spelman, is to present the bill to allow for mothers' names on marriage certificates for second reading... Read More

Greece changes law so trans citizens can change gender with a court ruling

Greece changes law so trans citizens can change gender with a court ruling

A new law allowing citizens to officially change their gender has been passed by the Greek parliament despite strong opposition. Although it is undoubtedly a... Read More

Secure accommodation orders are not a matter for the High Court, says judge

Secure accommodation orders are not a matter for the High Court, says judge

Mr Justice Holman told the court last month on 22 September, in A Local Authority and AT and FE that the High Court is not the appropriate resource for making... Read More

Top family law judge Mr Justice Bodey retires

Top family law judge Mr Justice Bodey retires

The Honourable Mr Justice Bodey retired from the High Court (Family Division) with effect from 15 October 2017. Mr Justice Bodey, 70, has enjoyed a long and... Read More

Jamie Vardy's wife's maintenance case reveals the failings of CMS once more

Jamie Vardy's wife's maintenance case reveals the failings of CMS once more

The wife of England footballer, Jamie Vardy, has ended a yearlong dispute with her ex-boyfriend over his alleged attempts to avoid paying child support. This... Read More

Fathers application to relocate children to Switzerland granted

Father’s application to relocate children to Switzerland granted

Mr Justice Peter Jackson, sitting in the Royal Courts of Justice in September, granted a father’s application to relocate his two teenage children from the... Read More

Keeping more families together: a look at FDAC

Keeping more families together: a look at FDAC

This week, it was announced that a problem-solving court service which helps parents overcome substance misuse issues will receive a multi-million pound... Read More

What is blockchain and how will it impact the legal world?

What is blockchain and how will it impact the legal world?

Blockchain is an exciting and improving technology that is set to impact various areas of law. Through offering ‘smart contracts’, blockchain could... Read More

Former senior High Court judge says marriage laws are outdated

Former senior High Court judge says marriage laws are outdated

Sir Paul Coleridge, a retired judge of the High Court, told those at the BCR Law Conference held in Jersey last week that family and marriage laws in... Read More