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Monthly Family Law Archives: January 2018

Children of parent with learning disability to be taken into permanent care

Children of parent with learning disability to be taken into permanent care

Placing children into foster care or with adoptive families can spark fierce and heart-rending debate, especially when a parent suffers from a disability.... Read More

Fawcett Society criticises failure of UK legal system to support women and girls

Fawcett Society criticises failure of UK legal system to support women and girls

Earlier this month, the renowned Fawcett Society released the long-anticipated Sex Discrimination Law Review. Arriving in the centenary year of the first... Read More

Whats in a name Married names after divorce

What's in a name? Married names after divorce

A familial, ethnic, or gendered marker, legally inscribed but variable. Feminist movements and globalisation have driven a major shake up of naming traditions,... Read More

Alabama Senate passes bill to eliminate marriage licenses

Alabama Senate passes bill to eliminate marriage licenses

The Alabama Senate voted on January 16th 19-1 to pass a bill that would eliminate the requirement for marriage licenses and ceremonies in the state. The... Read More

Child who went missing with her mother during care proceedings is found safe

Child who went missing with her mother during care proceedings is found safe

Four-year-old Elliana Shand became the subject of much concern after she went missing with her mother, Jessie Richards, whilst proceedings surrounding her... Read More

Singaporean man to appeal decision preventing him from adopting surrogate child

Singaporean man to appeal decision preventing him from adopting surrogate child

A Singaporean man, whose name has not been released because the case involves a minor, is set to appeal the Singaporean court’s decision which left him... Read More

Ukrainian businessmans ex-wife awarded 2 million after post-nuptial deed upheld

Ukrainian businessman’s ex-wife awarded £2 million after post-nuptial deed upheld

In 2009, businessman Mr Oleksander Yedin signed a deed with his partner promising to make certain financial provision for her upon their separation. Mrs Iryna... Read More

HC v FW 40 million case demanded complex needs assessment due to wifes brain tumour

HC v FW: £40 million case demanded complex needs assessment due to wife’s brain tumour

When determining the division of assets during financial proceedings, the courts assess the present and future needs of both parties as part of their... Read More

AB v CD 2017 jurisdictional issues surrounding global maintenance orders

AB v CD [2017]: jurisdictional issues surrounding global maintenance orders

Global maintenance orders are a useful tool to enable the courts to order periodical payments to cover both spousal and child maintenance until a full... Read More

Parenting behind bars child arrangements and prisoners

Parenting behind bars: child arrangements and prisoners

In November last year the BBC reported that a man who was in prison for sexually abusing his own children still had maintained parental responsibility over... Read More