Child to be vaccinated despite mother’s objections

February 2, 2017 0 comments

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The High Court has given the London Borough of Barnet permission to vaccinate a seven month-old boy despite his mother’s objections. The local authority wanted to provide two vaccinations for the child, who was identified in the judgment only as ‘SL’. These were developed to ward off diseases which primarily affect young children. However the…

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How much child support am I entitled to?

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February 2, 2017 4 comments

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Or, to put it from the other side: how much will I have to pay? The first thing to say is that the parents can agree whatever child support arrangements they wish. This post is intended as a guide to how much the Child Maintenance Service would now require the non-resident parent (NRP, i.e. the…

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Family law President considers contempt ruling

February 2, 2017 0 comments

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Family Division President Sir James Munby considered the value of prison sentences for contempt of court in a new ruling. This complex case concerned a woman who had been appointed personal attorney for an elderly man who had developed dementia. Referred to as ‘MM’, he lived at a care home in Devon but was Portuguese…

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Fireman delivers baby girl then adopts her

February 2, 2017 1 comment

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A South Carolina firefighter who helped deliver a baby has revealed how he came to adopt her. In 2011, Marc Hadden responded to an emergency call which turned out to be from a woman going into labour. He soon realised that she would not be able to get to the hospital in time to give…

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Spousal support can prevent alcohol abuse

February 2, 2017 0 comments

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A lack of spousal support can lead people to develop alcohol problems following their divorce, a new study suggests. Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in the United States and Lund University in southern Sweden analysed data from 942,366 married people. Each subject was born between 1960 and 1990 and none of them had any…

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