Triple talaq ‘destroys women’s lives’ claims Indian PM

October 26, 2016 0 comments

divorce

The Prime Minister of India has waded into the continuing controversy surrounding the Muslim method of divorce known as the ‘triple talaq’. This traditional but contentious practice allows husbands to unilaterally and quickly divorce their wives by reciting the Arabic phrase ‘ant taliq three times on a single occasion. The triple talaq is illegal in…

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Saudi groom divorces bride over Snapchat argument

October 26, 2016 0 comments

family law

A man in Saudi Arabia has divorced his new wife after she posted photos of their wedding to Snapchat. The incident took place just two hours after the couple had married. The bride’s brother told the local Okaz newspaper that her action actually violated a prenuptial agreement. Unusually, this had stipulated that no photographs of…

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Judge dismisses late objection to adoption

October 26, 2016 0 comments

fostering and adoption

A toddler left in hospital by his parents should be adopted, a family court has ruled. The boy, now aged 14 months, was born prematurely at home in August last year to a young Latvian couple living in the UK. They took the baby to their local hospital after the birth and did not return…

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Millions owed to single parents in child maintenance

October 26, 2016 9 comments

family law

Single parents in the UK are owed millions of pounds in child maintenance, a new study suggests. Campaign charity Gingerbread claims that as much as £6 million is owed to such parents in West Yorkshire, Grimsby, Nottingham, Milton Keynes and Telford alone. The organisation maintains that the average amount of unpaid child maintenance is more…

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Gove to advise on drive to end criminalisation in care

October 26, 2016 0 comments

family law, Ministry of Justice

Michael Gove has will head an advisory board providing input on efforts to end the criminalisation of children in care. The frequently controversial former Minister left the government in July after failing to win the leadership of the Conservative Party. The advisory board will assist a two-year initiative by legal charity the Howard League for…

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