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Indian father divorces wife after 20 years

July 26, 2017 0 comments

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An Indian father has been granted a divorce more than 20 years after he separated from his wife. The 56 year-old, from Hyderabad in central India, works for the Indian government. He married his first wife in 1990, the Deccan Chronicle reports, but they lived together for a just a few years before going their…

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Parental alienation therapists form European society

July 26, 2017 5 comments

parental alienation

Parental alienation counsellors and therapists have formed a Europe-wide society. The newly minted European Association of Parental Alienation Practitioners was established following a meeting in Czech capital Prague attended by specialists in this understudied field. With members from no less than 14 countries, the Association aims to draft clear standards and practices for therapists and…

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Supreme Court allows consent order challenge

July 26, 2017 1 comment

family law

The Supreme Court has granted a woman permission to challenge the terms of a consent order made prior to her divorce. Such orders detail the financial settlement between former spouses and are approved by the court. Birch v Birch concerned a 2010 order which contained two important rules. The first was that the matrimonial home…

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New court closures announced

July 26, 2017 3 comments

family law

The government has announced the next round of courtroom closures as public sector austerity continues. According to HM Courts and Tribunals Service, the following venues will “cease to provide a public facing service” by September: the county courts in Eastbourne, Lambeth and St Albans; the magistrates and family courts in Eastbourne and Watford; Torquay magistrates…

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UK sees child homelessness rise 37%

July 25, 2017 3 comments

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The number of homeless children in the United Kingdom has risen by a staggering 37 per cent since 2014. There are now around 120,540 children being housed in temporary accommodation throughout the country, a number which has gone up by 32,650 since the second quarter of 2014. This increase is the equivalent to 906 children…

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Two men with 30 wives guilty of polygamy

July 25, 2017 3 comments

family law

Two former leaders of a breakaway Mormon community in Canada have been found guilty of practicing polygamy. One of the men was married to 25 women and had reportedly had as many as 145 children. The other had five wives but it was not known how many children he had fathered. They lived in a…

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Government considering reform of gender laws

July 25, 2017 2 comments

family law

Transgender individuals may find it easier to legally change genders under plans being considered by the government. At present an official diagnosis of gender dysphoria is required. People with this condition believe that their actual gender does not match their physical sex.  In addition, a certificate issued by a ‘gender recognition panel’ is needed. But…

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