Judge rejects adoption for 18 year-old girl

May 18, 2017 1 comment

family law

The High Court has rejected an application for an 18 year-old Pakistani girl to be adopted by her maternal aunt. After her parents’ divorce and her mother’s subsequent death from cancer, the girl moved to England where she has legally remained since. She was taken in by her mother’s sister, a British citizen, who applied…

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A maintenance order for pets?

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May 18, 2017 4 comments

family law

ASK A FAMILY LAWYER In this regular column, Stowe Family Law solicitors answer readers’ questions on different legal issues.  Today’s topic goes to Rachel Roberts, a Partner in our Leeds office. If you have a question, send it to ask@stowefamilylaw.co.uk and we’ll choose one to be featured in the next Ask A Family Lawyer. Blog reader…

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Banker order to pay sum owed to ex-wife

May 18, 2017 0 comments

financial settlement

A former husband who lost his appeal against an maintenance award has been told to pay £30,000. In the latest stage of a complex dispute between a wealthy banker and his ex-wife, he had been ordered to pay the sum in July last year. It followed his unsuccessful appeal against a ‘Hadkinson order’. This stipulates…

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Peak fertility increases satisfaction with ‘manly’ husbands

May 18, 2017 1 comment

relationships

Women feel more satisfied with masculine husbands when they are at their most fertile. Psychologist Andrea L. Meltzer made this claim following her study of 70 newly married couples. Each relationship represented the first marriage for both spouses involved. She asked the participants to fill out a questionnaire every evening for 14 days. Wives were…

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Voluntary child support statistics released

May 18, 2017 21 comments

child maintenance

Around 16,900 children now financially benefit from voluntary child maintenance arrangements between their parents, the government has announced. Officially known as ‘family based arrangements’, voluntary child support agreements contrast with situations in which the Child Maintenance Service intervenes and enforces payment from the non-resident parent, who is usually the father. The Child Maintenan ce Service…

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