A badly handled divorce can impact child’s health

May 26, 2017 3 comments

family law

Children’s health can suffer if their parents do not handle divorce well, new research suggests. While previous studies have found a link between parental divorce and ill-health in children, Spanish academics claim it is not the divorce itself which is the real problem. When a couple bring their marriage to an end, “improper handling of…

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Siblings should ‘fly back to Canada’

April 13, 2017 0 comments

family life

A brother and sister brought to Britain by their father should be returned to their mother in Canada, despite a complicated and acrimonious legal history. The English parents met in  1998 when the mother was still just 17. Their first child followed in 2002 and the second three years later. They eventually married in 2005….

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Children suffer more before divorce than after

April 11, 2017 50 comments

family law

Children suffer more from the parental arguments before divorce than they do after the marriage has come to an end. An academic from the University of York, Gloria Moroni, has suggested that behavioural issues such as hyperactivity or emotional development problems can be the result of such conflict. She analysed data from around 19,000 children…

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Canadian woman murdered daughter in custody battle

March 21, 2017 1 comment

children and divorce

A Canadian woman has been given a life sentence for murdering her nine year-old daughter shortly after the end of an acrimonious divorce. Laura Coward, from the western province of Alberta, was arrested two days after Amber Lucius was reported missing. The girl’s body was found in a burnt-out SUV in a remote area. The…

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Child abduction problems after Brexit

March 20, 2017 2 comments

family law

The return of children who have been abducted  into other European countries by alienated parents could become significantly more difficult following Britain’s exit from the European Union, peers have warned. Currently the return of children in such circumstances is facilitated by reciprocal recognition of legal orders under EU law,with the child’s country of habitual residence the principal…

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Six year-old ‘should be returned to Northern Cyprus’

February 17, 2017 2 comments

children and divorce

A six year-old boy should be returned to Northern Cyprus, the High Court has ruled, despite an acrimonious relationship between his parents. In D v D, the father had applied for the boy’s  return, against the opposition of the mother. The parents married on the Mediterranean island in 2009 and the boy, ‘D’, was born…

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