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Family Law Archive - October 2017 - Page 2

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Committal and wardship in Egeneonu v Egeneonu

In Egeneonu v Egeneonu, a case spanning several years, a judge considered an application by a mother for the father’s committal for failure to comply with the court orders relating to their children. Background to the case The case concerned three children who were removed from the UK by their father and taken to Nigeria. Following... Read More

Gay couple told to divorce and remarry for their union and adopted son to be legally recognised in France

Leandro Barreto and François Souyri, a couple who first entered a civil partnership in 2008, have been told that they will need to get divorced if they want to relocate to France with their adopted son. Both France and the UK allow same-sex marriage but the rules of the two legal systems have fundamental differences, leaving some same-sex couples... Read More

Transgender couple delighted to be first to marry in Nepal

Monika Shahi Nath and Ramesh Nath Yogi have become the first transgender couple to be married in Nepal. Although delighted to be the first transgender person to make this step, Nath’s union is on unsteady ground: the country has not officially accepted transgender marriage and her husband in fact already has a wife. Monika Shahi Nath, 40, was... Read More

Royal Courts of Justice uphold father’s application to return children to Romania

Her Honour Judge Nancy Hillier, sitting in the Royal Courts of Justice in June, upheld a father’s application for the summary return of his two children to Romania after they were brought to England by their mother in October 2016. The two children, now aged 11 and 8, and their parents are Romanian nationals. In August 2016, both parents went to... Read More

US rapist gets joint legal custody of 12-year-old victim's child

A man who raped a 12-year-old girl and fathered her child has been awarded joint legal custody and visitation rights of the now 8-year-old boy. The decision has left many in shock, after Judge Ross of Sanilac County Circuit, Michigan, delivered his judgment this week. The matter came to the attention of the court following a routine review of the... Read More

Father whose ex-partner forged his consent to IVF loses damages claim

A father whose ex-partner forged his consent to IVF treatment at IVF Hammersmith lost his claim for damages in the High Court on Friday. The claim was made after the mother, referred to in the judgment as R, became pregnant through IVF without the consent of the father, referred to as ARB. R had handed the clinic a ‘consent to thaw form’ with... Read More

Piers Pressdee QC on private children law and domestic abuse

The newly revised judicial guidance about child arrangements in domestic abuse cases came into force earlier this month. Vardags was joined by Piers Pressdee QC on Tuesday morning to deliver a talk about these changes and answer a few questions about his practice. A preeminent children law barrister, Piers was called to the bar in 1991 and took... Read More

Germany's first same-sex couple marry in Berlin district famed for gay rights activism

Last Sunday, the first marriages between same-sex couples took place in Germany after decades of gay rights demonstrations. After same-sex marriage was legalised in June, many couples scheduled their union for the first day that the law came into force. Chancellor Angela Merkel has long been opposed to same-sex marriage but, with the national... Read More

Spanish custody battle raises concerns about courts treatment of domestic violence

A highly-publicised custody battle between a woman and the ex-husband who abused her sparked outrage in Spain after the mother of two was ordered to hand over her children to her former partner. The case, which has become a cause célèbre in the Spanish press, has led to strong criticism of its treatment in the courts and highlighted the struggle... Read More
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