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John Bolch says: welcome to the future

April 24, 2014 0 comments

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So, we have a shiny new family court, along with lots of new laws, rules procedures and forms that will make the future for the family justice system so much better than it was in the past. The future is looking brighter than ever. Except that it isn’t. The reality of the future of the…

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Cafcass given seal of approval by Ofsted

April 24, 2014 0 comments

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Cafcass – the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service – has been praised by education inspectorate Ofsted. Cafcass works to support and promote the interests of children involved in adoption and care proceedings, as well as private family disputes. In a newly published report, the inspectorate said Cafcass had seen significant improvement over…

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Judge rules that wife was “stranded” by husband

April 24, 2014 0 comments

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A High Court judge has ruled that a woman was stranded by her husband in a foreign country. In L v M, the father was British, with a family background in a different country, referred to as ‘Country A’ in the judgement. The mother, meanwhile, was a national of the same country. Following an arranged marriage,…

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The media, mediation and family law

April 23, 2014 2 comments

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It has been a very busy few days. The introduction of multiple changes to the family law system on Tuesday attracted an uncharacteristic flurry of interest in the legal intricacies from the national media. After my appearance earlier this week on Sky News, I was interviewed by the Evening Standard on government plans to publish new…

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Could admitting infidelity save your marriage?

April 23, 2014 0 comments

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Could admitting infidelity to your spouse really be the best way to save your marriage? A new study in the US has suggested as much. The study, by researchers from UCLA and the University of Washington, claims to have found a significantly lower divorce rate in couples where infidelity had been admitted than in couples…

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