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26-year marriage of convenience is ‘null’

December 3, 2016 0 comments

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The Family Court of Malta has declared that a couple’s 26-year marriage is “null”. Despite the amount of time they were together, the couple were not motivated by love but by convenience, the Court heard. The wife’s first husband and her father had died within five months of each other and her mother had pressured…

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Toddler can receive blood treatment, High Court rules

December 2, 2016 1 comment

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A two year-old boy with failing health can receive blood treatment despite the reluctance of his parents,  the High Court has ruled. In An NHS Foundation Trust v T, the youngster, referred to as ‘Child T’, had an abnormally low blood platelet (cell) count which doctors believed was related to problems with his bone marrow….

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Bangladesh’s child marriage bill ‘a huge step back’

December 2, 2016 0 comments

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Human rights groups have criticised proposed legislation designed to deal with the problem of child marriage in Bangladesh. Although the bill would make marriage illegal for any man under 21 years old and any woman younger than 18 there are significant problems, according to international advocacy organisation Human Rights Watch. If enacted, anyone who marries…

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Former boyfriend sabotaged bride’s wedding

December 2, 2016 1 comment

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Police in the Indian metropolis of Mumbai have issued a warrant for the arrest of a man who allegedly sabotaged the wedding of his former girlfriend. The 26 year-old, from the western suburb of Jogeshwari , had been in a relationship with a local 22 year-old for around a year, the Hindustan Times reports. She…

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Lord Chief Justice: there are too many litigants in person

December 1, 2016 3 comments

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Britain’s most senior judge is worried by the number of unrepresented litigants in person crowding courtrooms. At his annual press conference yesterday (November 30), Lord Thomas, the Lord Chief Justice, was asked by a journalist from the Financial Times whether people conducting cases without legal help had become a “real problem” for judges. His Lordship…

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Child contact: consider the other parent

December 1, 2016 0 comments

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ASK A FAMILY LAWYER Each week, Stowe Family Law solicitors answer readers’ questions on different legal issues.  This week’s query goes to Jennifer Reddy, a solicitor in our Wilmslow office. “My ex and I divorced a number of years ago and we agreed regular times when I could see the kids. But she has been…

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Sperm donor ‘not the legal father’ court rules

December 1, 2016 0 comments

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A sperm donor from Kansas state capital Topeka is not the legal father of a seven year-old girl, a Judge has declared. The Department for Children and Families in the Midwestern state had sued William Marotta for child support payments. He had answered a Craigslist advertisement for a sperm donor placed by two women in…

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