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Children should stay with father in the UK, court rules

November 22, 2014 0 comments

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Three children brought to the UK by their father should not now be sent back to Pakistan with their mother, a High Court has ruled. I (Wardship: Removal From Country of Habitual Residence: Welfare) concerned a couple who married in 2004. The mother was Pakistani and the father had dual British-Pakistani citizenship. Following the marriage,…

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Fair divorce settlements: our top ten tips

November 21, 2014 0 comments

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Here at Stowe Family Law, every solicitors works hard to ensure that those clients enduring the turmoil of divorce and separation achieve the best possible outcome. Many such clients feel helpless, a victim of the circumstances in which they suddenly find themselves and part of our role as divorce lawyers is to offer clear guidance…

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Allies criticise former French President’s gay marriage plan

November 21, 2014 0 comments

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The former President of France has been criticised by key allies after he called for the repeal of same-sex marriage in the country. Not long after dubbing gay marriage “humiliating”, Nicolas Sarkozy called for complete repeal at a recent debate. He claimed the country’s marriage laws would require a complete rewrite, adding that “If you…

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Child abduction laws ‘need reform’

November 21, 2014 0 comments

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The laws surrounding child abduction require reform, the Law Commission has declared. In a newly published report, the Commission sets out recommended changes to the law surrounding the abduction of children. These would make the prosecution of parents who take children abroad easier to accomplish, the report states. Currently parents who travel overseas with their…

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Children’s rights threatened by funding cuts

November 21, 2014 0 comments

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Local authority funding cuts are undermining the rights of children, a charity has claimed. In a newly published report, the Children’s Rights Alliance for England examined data received after a number of Freedom of Information requests. Significant numbers of children and their families are being left without access to vital public services, the Alliance concluded….

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Mother ordered to return her son to Australia

November 20, 2014 0 comments

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The High Court has ordered a woman living in the UK to return her son to his father in Australia. C v S concerned ‘L’, a 14 year-old boy born in 2000 to British parents. They had begun a relationship in 1997 but did not marry before their separation in 2003. After the split, L…

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The legal aid cuts are a dismal failure

November 20, 2014 2 comments

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It’s become something of a theme on my blog over the last year, but it cannot be stated enough: the cuts to legal aid have been a dismal failure. A new National Audit Office (NAO) report reveals that there has been a shocking 89 per cent rise in family law cases involving children where neither…

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