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Children’s Issues

Application for variation of order for return of child dismissed

Date: January 21st, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  An interesting case involving an order for the return of a child to his father in The Netherlands was reported recently in Family Law Week. The case began after the breakdown of a relationship whereby the mother of the five year old child was resident in England and the father lived in The Netherlands…. Read the full article

New guidelines detailing controlling or coercive behaviour

Date: January 15th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  The Home Office recently issued guidelines in support of the new Serious Crime Act 2015, which was passed on 3 March last year. The guidelines, detailed in Family Law Week, aim to support the police, criminal justice agencies, non-governmental and voluntary organisations in the application of this legislation. Controlling or coercive behaviour in intimate… Read the full article

Father Wins Appeal To Stop Child Returning To Australia

Date: December 18th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  A father who wrongfully retained his children who were visiting from Australia for the Christmas holidays was delighted when his appeal against having the children returned to their mother was granted, as reported by Family Law Week. The children, now aged 9-13, spent last Christmas with their father in the UK, whilst their mother… Read the full article

Child Protection Plans On The Rise

Date: December 14th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Recent statistics released by the Department for Education have revealed a rise in 2015 of the number of UK children who became the subject of a child protection plan. A child protection plan is applied only after investigation by the local authority. Should the authority deem the child or children in question to be… Read the full article

Couple vows to amend adoption order legislation

Date: December 8th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

The dangers of speedy adoption proceedings were highlighted in Family Law Week recently, after it was revealed that a couple had been accused of abusing their baby, which was then removed from their care. In 2012, the couple, Karrissa Cox and Richard Carter, took their six week old baby to the Royal Surrey County Hospital,… Read the full article

When child maintenance payments are disputed

Date: December 4th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Brookman appeared in The Independent on Sunday recently, discussing a number of issues surrounding non-payment of child maintenance. “There are a number of reasons why a non-resident party may not maintain regular payments”, explains associate partner, Aziz Malik. “These can range from the knowledge that the resident parent is perfectly able to cope financially… Read the full article

Travelling to South Africa with Children

Date: September 24th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  South Africa has brought in wide-ranging new rules to combat child trafficking across its borders. Unfortunately the effect of these new rules is likely to produce complications for ordinary residents and visitors, and is unlikely to inhibit any trafficking. The new regulations require that parents travelling with children to or from South Africa must… Read the full article

Court Gives Mother Permission For Child To Live In South Africa

Date: August 4th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Family Law Week reports that the Family Court has granted a contested application by a mother to take her eight year old son with her to live in Angola. The mother was born in Angola but as a child, moved with her family to London. It was there she met an Englishman and entered… Read the full article

High Court Refuses Application To Have Deceased Woman’s Eggs Fertilised

Date: July 22nd, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Family Law Week reports that in a recent case before the High Court, permission was refused for the parents of a deceased daughter to export her frozen eggs to the USA for fertilisation and implanting in the deceased’s mother. The young woman’s eggs had been removed and frozen unfertilised, after she was diagnosed with bowel… Read the full article


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