Unrelated adult can sue for custody, court rules

August 31, 2016 0 comments

family law

Adults who are neither related to children nor their adoptive parents can apply for the right to visit them or take on their care, a US court has ruled. The case concerned a female same sex couple from Chautauqua County in New York state. They began their relationship in 2006 and it quickly became serious….

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Property rumours fuel divorce in Shanghai

August 31, 2016 0 comments

divorce

Registration offices in the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai struggled with a surge of divorce applications this week following a rumour that buying a house may become more expensive. Residents of the city, in the far east of China, have been alarmed by claims that under planned new rules they will need to put up a…

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Give pregnant women greater job protection say MPs

August 31, 2016 5 comments

family life

There has been a sharp in illegal discrimination against pregnant women, MPs have claimed. The parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee says the number of female employees forced out of their jobs after falling pregnant or becoming mothers has nearly doubled since 2005, to 54,000. In a poll conducted by the Department for Business, Innovation and…

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The importance of counselling during divorce

August 31, 2016 4 comments

Marilyn Stowe

Divorce can take a serious toll on people’s mental and physical health. In this extract from the second edition of Marilyn Stowe’s book Divorce and Splitting Up: Advice from a Top Divorce Lawyer, she discusses why it is important to seek professional help. Some clients refuse to see a doctor or counsellor. “I will get through…

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