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Date: February 3rd, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

A few weeks ago we read some dramatic criticisms of the courts in the case of an Italian mother and Essex County Council.  One headline said “Women’s baby taken from womb by Social Services.”  There was supposedly a “secret” hearing in the Court of Protection which led to this treatment of the Italian mother. Shortly… Read the full article

Children Act Order Requires Two Children To Receive MMR Vaccination

Date: January 20th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

In a recent court decision, Mrs Justice Theis has ordered that two children aged 15 and 11 should receive the MMR vaccination.  The children’s mothers opposed it, and the girls themselves said they did not wish to be vaccinated. The girls were living with their mother following the parents separating in January 2011.  The father… Read the full article

Good News On Child Abduction

Date: January 14th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

As regular readers of our blog know well, the Hague Convention on Child Abduction – or to give it its proper title, the Hague Convention on the International Aspects of Child Abduction – is of primary importance in preventing inter-country abductions.  Before the introduction of the Hague Convention, if a child was abducted from one… Read the full article

Should you spend more on the ring than the pre-nup?

Date: January 10th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Statistically January is the month when most marriages break down. There are a number of reasons that are said to be behind this including financial strain and the overwhelming amount of time spent with your significant other half over the Christmas break. Also many people hold it together in the run-up to Christmas before facing… Read the full article

Babies born in Marriage or Civil Partnership under 53%

Date: January 7th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

The Office for International Statistics has published figures for 2012 to show that the proportion of babies born within a marriage or civil partnership has fallen to 52.5%.  Last year 383,189 babies were born to mothers who were in a marriage or a civil partnership.  346,485 were born to mothers who were not in such… Read the full article

Prison terms in family proceedings

Date: January 3rd, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Father jailed again for non-return of child… Mr Justice Holman has again jailed a father for contempt arising from his refusal to return his small daughter to the United Kingdom. During a family holiday in Egypt in December 2011 he put his daughter in the care of family members there. He returned to England, and… Read the full article

Does A “Clean Break” Settlement Sound Attractive?

Date: November 27th, 2013 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

There is one thing that divorcing couples all have in common, by the end of the process they want to put the whole episode behind them.  So when someone offers a “clean break” settlement it sounds a terribly attractive phrase.  In fact it is an elephant trap. In the majority of marriages there is economic… Read the full article

DIVORCE & FOREIGN JURISDICTION

Date: November 25th, 2013 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

The Court of Appeal very recently dealt with an interesting if complicated legal argument concerning foreign proceedings.  The case concerned a husband and wife, both Indian Nationals and both living in India.  They lived together in England for two years, from 2007 to 2009.  The wife moved back to India in 2010, and the husband… Read the full article

The unwitting bigamists?

Date: November 18th, 2013 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

You may have seen in the national press recently that 180 Italian couples had their divorces obtained in England annulled. Divorce in Italy is a lengthy, convoluted process and it can at times be costly. It seems that the couples in question decided that England would be a much quicker and simpler alternative for them… Read the full article

How To Stop A Child Abduction

Date: November 11th, 2013 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

A number of years ago I acted for a father in a bitterly contested set of residence (traditionally known as “custody”) proceedings involving a six year old girl (with a foreign born mother).  It culminated in a two day final hearing. We achieved a joint residence order for our client, but at the end of… Read the full article


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