Monthly Family Law Archives: June 2017

Children missing out on maintenance payments owing to CMS loopholes

Children missing out on maintenance payments owing to CMS loopholes

Gingerbread, the UK charity for single parent families, has published a damning report on the Child Maintenance Service. Among many things, the research shows... Read More

Transgender father to appeal for direct contact with ultra-orthodox Jewish children

Transgender father to appeal for direct contact with ultra-orthodox Jewish children

A transgender father of five has been granted permission to appeal a High Court decision which ruled out face-to-face contact with their ultra-Orthodox Jewish... Read More

Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill announced in the Queen's Speech

Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill announced in the Queen's Speech

What will this new bill achieve? This bill is another step in a newly developing sequence of bills regarding domestic violence, emphasising the seriousness... Read More

House of Commons publishes a briefing paper on prenuptial agreements

House of Commons publishes a briefing paper on prenuptial agreements

The House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper which sets out the current status of prenuptial agreements and proposals for reform. The Library... Read More

CFAB leading research into best practice in inter-country children and family cases

CFAB leading research into best practice in inter-country children and family cases

The UK charity Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB) have announced that they will be conducting an audit into best practice in inter-country children... Read More

Australian man granted access to parents' 40-year-old divorce file

Australian man granted access to parents' 40-year-old divorce file

A family court in Melbourne will allow a 53-year-old man to examine part of his parents' divorce file, after he argued that the "toxic" family life resulting... Read More

EU signs the Istanbul Convention on combating violence against women

EU signs the “Istanbul Convention” on combating violence against women

The EU has signed the first legally binding instrument dedicated to combating violence against women known as the “Istanbul Convention”. The European... Read More

Practice Direction 12D amended following Munby P's judgment 'In the matter of a Ward of Court 2017'

Practice Direction 12D amended following Munby P's judgment 'In the matter of a Ward of Court [2017]'

President of the Family Division Sir James Munby has issued a circular announcing that the practice guidance relating to inherent jurisdiction and wardship... Read More

Brexit uncertainty factors in international child relocation case

Brexit uncertainty factors in international child relocation case

Brexit became a factor in a child relocation battle in a judgment released last week where a mother successfully appealed the court's refusal to allow... Read More

Surrogate gives birth to her mother's baby

Surrogate gives birth to her mother's baby

A young mother who had given birth to her mother's child featured in the Sunday Telegraph last week, in the most recent of family surrogacy arrangements to... Read More