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Children’s Issues

Mother Wins Appeal For Child To Return From Morocco To UK

Date: April 23rd, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

According to Family Law Week, the Court of Appeal has ruled that a High Court judge erred in ruling that he had jurisdiction to order the return of a child to Morocco. The child, now aged eight, was born in the UK to Moroccan nationals in 2007. He and his parents left the UK and… Read the full article

Father Loses Court Battle To Stop Daughter Being Taken To Sweden

Date: April 20th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Family Law Week reported recently that the Court of Appeal has refused an appeal made by a father, against an order permitting the mother of his five year old daughter to relocate her to Sweden. The child’s mother moved from Sweden to London in 2007 and began a relationship with a British man. The child… Read the full article

Paternity deceit leads to almost £100,000 liability

Date: April 13th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

A businesswoman has been forced to pay her ex-husband damages after a judge found that she had intentionally deceived him into thinking that he was the father of the son she gave birth to after receiving fertility treatment, reports the Press Association. In proceedings at Central London County Court, Judge Deborah Taylor heard that the… Read the full article

Judge Rules Against Adoption In First English Care Case Involving Alleged Female Genital Mutilation

Date: April 9th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Family Law Week reported that The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, recently heard what is believed to be the first case in England in which an allegation was made that a child was subjected to Female Genital Mutilation. Care proceedings were brought by Leeds City Council in November 2013, after a child,… Read the full article

Increase in applications by grandparents for Child Arrangement Orders

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

It may come as a surprise to some people to discover that grandparents do not have an automatic legal right to be part of their grandchildren’s lives. As the law stands, they don’t even have the right to have access to their grandchildren. Sadly, when a marriage breaks down, it is by no means uncommon… Read the full article

What Are My Rights as a Parent?

Date: June 17th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

A great concern for divorcing couples with children is the welfare of their child or children. Despite the spousal relationship breaking down, it is crucial that there are minimal repercussions on the comfort, care and contact with the child. Resident parents (who the child lives with) face an increase of financial concerns whilst non-resident parents… Read the full article

Family Arrangement Orders – more terminology or a real change?

Date: April 23rd, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

We all remember terms such as “custody and access”, which were replaced with the new legal framework of “residence and contact”. The hope was to bring a more positive view on the arrangements concerning children. The Children and Families Bill has now proposed that the terminology of Residence and Contact Orders will change and be… 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


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