Children’s objections to a return order

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February 6, 2018 1 comment

family law

“The ethos of the Convention is that the courts where the children are habitually resident will decide what is best for the children on all the available evidence, and on the basis of a timescale allowing for proper enquiry and consideration in the home state; the decision about what is best for the children will…

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Shared residency ‘cuts mental health problems’ in children

January 18, 2018 2 comments

family law

Young people who divide their time between their parents after divorce enjoy better mental health, new research suggests. Researchers at RKBU Vest (the Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare) in Bergen, Norway, compared different living arrangements made by divorced parents for their children. A total of 7700 children were polled…

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Abuse allegations in bitter dispute thrown out

October 17, 2017 3 comments

family life

Allegations of abuse made by a bitter mother and daughter against  the father were untrue, a Family Court judge has ruled. The case concerned a brother and sister, now aged ten and seven. The parents were married but split up shortly after Christmas last year, when the mother took the children with her and moved…

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Teen brothers to live with wealthy father in Switzerland

October 11, 2017 1 comment

family law

The teenage sons of a wealthy Russian industrialist should be allowed to move to Switzerland to live with him despite their mother’s reluctance, the High Court has ruled. The boys in question were aged 15 and 13. Unsurprisingly their mother, with whom they’d been living, opposed the idea of the brothers moving to Switzerland. In…

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US father creates divorce app

October 6, 2017 2 comments

children and divorce

A Florida father was inspired to create a mobile divorce app when his own marriage came to an end. Speaking to local station News 6, he recalled how challenging he had found separation from his wife. “There’s no other area of life where you can be in a civil lawsuit with another human being and…

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