Madonna and Guy Ritchie settle Rocco dispute

September 8, 2016 0 comments

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Pop star Madonna and filmmaker Guy Ritchie have come to an agreement about where their teenage son Rocco should live. Earlier this year, the dispute generated headlines around the world when Rocco refused to return to the United States after visiting his father in London. He then enrolled in an English school. Madonna wanted him…

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Muslim woman blamed Sharia after abandoning her children

September 7, 2016 3 comments

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A Lebanese woman who abandoned her children blamed Sharia law, a court in Australia heard. The mother was a devout Muslim living in Sydney. She had three children, aged nine, 14 and 17. Following a divorce from her then husband, who was also Lebanese and had a history of violent behaviour, she remarried and promptly…

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Orthodox community raising divorce funding

August 16, 2016 1 comment

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An Orthodox Jewish community in north London has begun a fundraising drive to help members whose divorced spouse wants to take their children into secular society. According to a report in the Independent, organisers hope to raise £1 million to help pay the legal costs of divorcing members disputing access to the children, when the…

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Indian court condemns video contact for father

August 2, 2016 0 comments

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Child contact via video link should be seen as a temporary solution only, an Indian court has ruled. Judges at the family court in Pune, central India, had been asked to rule on a dispute between a divorced couple. The mother had moved to Switzerland with her young child. The trip had originally taken place…

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A ‘how to’ guide for step parents

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July 21, 2016 0 comments

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As a follow-up to Marilyn Stowe’s video blog post on the subject, Senior Solicitor Jennifer Williamson from Stowe Family Law’s Winchester office has written this detailed ‘how to’ guide for step parents facing marriage breakdown. The Disney portrayal of the evil stepmother tends to be far from the truth. Most step-parents have genuine, loving relationships with…

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