Stowe Family Law Web Team

Personality clashes ‘don’t justify divorce’

October 17, 2017 0 comments

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Personality clashes are not sufficient grounds for divorce, the High Court of Mumbai has ruled. Justices the were considering the earlier verdict of a family court in the city of Pune, 92 miles south-east of Mumbai. A local man had filed for divorce, claiming that his wife had been cruel to him and forced him…

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Social workers are ‘firefighting’ serious cases

October 16, 2017 0 comments

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Social workers are overwhelmed and struggling to meet demand for their services, a high profile academic has claimed. Professor Ray Jones is Emeritus Professor of Social Work at Kingston University. Speaking at a social care conference in Bournemouth, he claimed: “What I am hearing from social workers is that they are having to spend most…

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Bride uses Facebook to prove underage marriage

October 15, 2017 0 comments

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A 19 year-old from New Delhi secured a divorce after using her husband’s Facebook account to prove she had been married to him while still underage. The teenager, from the north-western state of Rajasthan, had appealed to a court to annul her marriage because she was below the minimum age of 18 when it took…

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Government finds £20 million for council cooperation on children’s services

October 14, 2017 1 comment

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The government is to make up to £20 million available to encourage different children’s services departments to cooperate with each other. Children’s Minister Robert Goodwill made the announcement at a social work conference in Bournemouth this week. A resulting series of “regional improvement alliances” between neighbouring authorities will be focused on sharing best practice and…

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Woman’s heart stops at sister’s wedding

October 13, 2017 0 comments

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A wedding is supposed to be all about you and the person you are marrying. You two are the centre of attention and any attempt to hog the limelight is surely a selfish thing to do, right? Not necessarily. One 34 year-old woman quickly became the most talked about person at her sister’s wedding when…

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Daughter of Formula 1 tycoon completes divorce

October 13, 2017 0 comments

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The daughter of high profile Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has brought her six year marriage to an end. Petra Ecclestone married businessman James Stunt in Italy six years ago. A prenuptial agreement was signed before the ceremony. But when the relationship broke down the family feared an extended courtroom clash over the couple’s multi-billion…

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Baby girl ‘should remain with former cocaine addict’

October 12, 2017 1 comment

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A baby girl should remain in the care of her mother despite evidence that she been unable to abstain entirely from cocaine, a court has ruled. The case concerned an eight-month-old baby girl, referred to in the judgement as ‘Holly’. She had been taken into care immediately after birth but was later returned, under the…

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Racism fear thwarts forced marriage prosecutions

October 12, 2017 1 comment

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The fear of being labelled ‘racist’ has caused many police forces to be wary of prosecuting forced marriage, campaigners claim. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) received just 56 cases of forced marriage for prosecution in 2016-17, which represents a 37 per cent drop from the previous year. In 2015-16, investigators sent 90 cases to the…

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