Enforcement of financial orders considered

March 11, 2015 2 comments

The Law Commission has published a consultation paper seeking views on the enforcement of financial orders. Such orders are issued by the family courts when separating couples are unable to reach agreement amongst themselves or when parties seek an enforceable order. They are usually designed to meet the reasonable needs of both parties and maintain…

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Social workers feel ‘powerless’ to help neglected children

March 11, 2015 0 comments

children, family law

A significant number of social workers feel powerless to intervene in cases involving child neglect, a new survey reveals. Charity Action for Children talked to over 1,000 professionals who work with children, such as teachers, police and medical personnel. The report found that more than 40 per cent of social workers have felt powerless in…

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Post-judgment relief

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March 11, 2015 0 comments

finances and divorce

I don’t recall ever coming across a judgment like JL v SL (No 3) previously. The judgment concerned an application by counsel for the wife for ‘post-judgment relief’, following Mr Justice Mostyn’s judgment on the wife’s appeal against a financial remedies order. To explain in a little more detail, on the 7th of October last…

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Judge rejects Afghan mother’s accusations against husband

March 11, 2015 4 comments

A Family Court judge has rejected a number of serious allegations made by an Afghan mother against her husband. In HU v SU (Rev 1), Mr Justice Keehan called the woman “a most unsatisfactory and unreliable witness” who had “either lied about significant events and allegations or greatly exaggerated or embellished what had in fact…

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US father accuses ex-wife of child abduction

March 11, 2015 2 comments

children and divorce

A New Jersey father has launched legal proceedings against his ex-wife accusing her of abducting their son to Paraguay. Businessman Paul Elksteen lives in Long Valley, Washington Township, but is originally from South Africa. He met former wife Rosita Berdichevsky in her native Paraguay and they married in 2003. They returned to the United States…

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