Fighting to see your grandchildren?

November 19, 2017 4 comments

family life

When someone becomes a grandparent, it’s generally a very happy event and nobody expects to one day find themselves fighting to even see the adorable kids in question. But sadly for all concerned – not least the children themselves – grandparents can and do find themselves shut out. If their son or daughter splits up…

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Domestic abuse may overshadow other risks to children

November 15, 2017 2 comments

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Domestic violence in the home may overshadow other serious risks to children a new Cafcass report suggests. The court service examined the details of 97 serious case reviews. These are conducted following the death of vulnerable children or when such youngsters experience serious harm. The researchers found that having parents prone to outbursts of domestic…

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‘Cold father’ harmed daughter, Judge concludes

November 14, 2017 0 comments

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A young father twice prevented his baby daughter from breathing, a family court judge has concluded. The case concerned a toddler referred to as ‘L’, who was born in May last year. In September and October, she suffered two alarming episodes during which she stopped breathing and required resuscitation. The local authority suspected the father…

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Mother must return to US with her young daughter

November 8, 2017 0 comments

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A mother who left her son with his father in Florida will have to return to the United States with their daughter, despite her claims of domestic abuse the High Court has ruled. The case concerned a couple of Pakistani origin. The father had lived in the United States for a number of years before…

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Child poverty to hit record high

November 6, 2017 1 comment

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The number of British children in poverty is set to hit a record high in the next five years, a think tank has warned. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) predicts that there could be as many as 5.2 million children living in poverty by 2021. This represents around 37 per cent of all children….

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German parents in court over baby name

November 2, 2017 0 comments

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A German couple has decided to change the name of their baby after a closed door court hearing. The couple, from Kassel in central Germany, tried to register their newborn son as ‘Lucifer’ but were prevented from doing so by an official in the local registry office. Under German law, a baby’s name can be…

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ONS claims domestic violence increase

October 24, 2017 2 comments

family law

Reported incidents of domestic violence increased by close to 20 per cent last year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has announced. In its newly published Crime in England and Wales: year ending June 2017, the ONS say 511,319 incidents of domestic abuse were reported to the Police over the year, a sizeable 18 percent…

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Wife in Singapore jailed for stabbing husband

October 18, 2017 0 comments

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An administrator in the Asian city state of Singapore was stabbed by his wife after she overheard him talking to his mistress on the phone. The couple were in their bedroom when a voicemail appeared on the husband’s phone from his Filipino lover. It said “I love you” and he responded in kind, The Straits…

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