Poor children ‘forced to move repeatedly’

March 28, 2017 2 comments

family law

Chldren growing up in poverty struggle with the upheaval of repeatedly moving home, the Children’s Society has reported. The charity examiend the experiences of 60 chldren from underpriviledge families over a three year period. Many complained of being forced to pack up their belongings and relocate multiple times, often starting at  different schools near their…

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£3 billion in child support debt ‘lost’

March 28, 2017 5 comments

finances and divorce

As much as £3 billion in child maintenace debt owed by parents under the Child Support Agency  (CSA) may never be recovered, the government believes. In a new report, the National Audit Office (NAO) reports on the continuing winding down of the notorious agency. The Department for Work and Pensions has been engaged in the…

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Council must pay thousands to father who lost children

March 28, 2017 2 comments

child abduction

A local autority had been ordered to pay thousands of pounds in compensation to a father whose children were taken to Australia by their mother. The case concerned a man who had attended the offices of Somerset County Council in Taunton one day and asked for assistance, saying he was unable to work and complaining…

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MPs demand parental leave reform

March 28, 2017 1 comment

family law

Forty-four MPs have demanded that the government do more to increase take-up of shared parental leave. This policy allows couples to share a year’s worth of leave after they have a child. It was designed to reduce the impact of parenthood on women’s careers. However since the scheme was introduced in 2015, very few people…

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Delhi court tells woman to stop being a ‘parasite’

March 28, 2017 1 comment

divorce

A family in Delhi has told the estranged wife of a local man seeking higher maintenance to get a job and not be a “parasite”. She had applied for an increase in her maintenance payments of almost 500 per cent, from 5,500 rupees per month (£67.19) to 25,000 rupees (£305.52). She had originally been awarded…

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