Early advice ‘saves money’

November 27, 2017 3 comments

family law

People who receive early legal advice are more likely to resolve their problems quickly new research suggests. Conducted by Ipsos Mori for the Law Society, the pollsters found a clear link between advice within the first three months of a case and the chances of resolution within a similar time period. A quarter of those…

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Another case of disastrous family litigation

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November 23, 2017 4 comments

family life, family law

How many times have I seen this? Parties to family cases so determined to ‘win’ that they embark upon long and disastrous litigation, utterly oblivious of the effect it is having upon their finances, their emotions and their children. Of course, there are no winners in such situations. Everyone loses save, of course, the lawyers….

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Daughter of drug addict to live with family member

November 21, 2017 0 comments

fostering and adoption

A toddler abandoned by her drug addict mother should live with a relative and her husband, the Family Court has ruled. The little girl was referred to as ‘X’ in court rulings. She had spent much of her life in foster care, until ‘Y’, an extended family member, took on her care under an interim…

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Cafcass proposes new parental alienation measures

November 20, 2017 14 comments

family law

The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) has proposed new measures to deal with the issue of parental alienation. Following a divorce or separation, if one parent deliberately tries to prevent their children from seeing or establishing a relationship with the other, this is parental alienation. It usually occurs after an acrimonious…

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