Domestic violence: husbands and wives

July 29, 2013 14 comments

Over the weekend, someone tweeted a link to a page on the Ministry of Justice site. The page, headlined Legal aid for victims of domestic violence, sets out the options open to anyone unfortunate enough to find themselves separating from or divorcing an abusive partner. Domestic violence is one of the few areas of family…

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Knowing when to settle and when to go to court

July 29, 2013 3 comments

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 ‘When should I settle?’ is a question that many people may ask during the course of a case. Some clients are determined to go to court to have their day and their say, come what may. If the issue of settlement arises, unless it’s on their terms they just won’t consider it and on they…

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Sperm donor ordered to pay child maintenance

July 29, 2013 2 comments

A man who fathered a toddler after having an affair with a woman he met through a sperm donation site has been ordered to pay child maintenance. High Court judge Mr Justice Peter Jackson declared that the man was the child’s biological father and rejected the claims of ‘Mr F’ that the two year-old had…

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