Mother banned from contact with daughter after abuse claims

January 3, 2018 2 comments

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A mother who repeatedly accused her ex-partner of sexual abusing their daughter has been banned from further contact with her. Sitting at the High Court, Ms Justice Russell noted that due to her “persistent and unsubstantiated” allegations, her four year-old daughter had had to endure multiple “intimate examinations” by doctors. The repeated claims had damaged…

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Transgender row should be reheard Court of Appeal rules

December 21, 2017 0 comments

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The exclusion of a transgender woman from her children’s lives must be reconsidered, the Court of Appeal has ruled. She left her family and the broader Orthodox Jewish Haredi community in Manchester two years ago after deciding to transition from male to female. Her estranged wife has refused to let the transgender woman see their…

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Abuse allegations in bitter dispute thrown out

October 17, 2017 3 comments

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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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Australian government to review family law system

October 2, 2017 0 comments

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The Australian government has announced plans to review the country’s family law system. On Thursday, Attorney General George Brandis said the Australian Law Reform Commission will undertake the most thorough examination of family law since the 1970s. The review was “necessary and long-overdue” he claimed, as “families and their needs have significantly evolved” in that…

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Litigants in person, pre-acquired assets and more

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September 8, 2017 3 comments

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A WEEK IN FAMILY LAW The government’s support for litigants in person in the family courts has been “sadly inadequate” up until now, the President of the Family Division Sir James Munby has said. Writing the foreword to the latest edition of The Family Court without a Lawyer – A Handbook for Litigants in Person,…

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