‘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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Cohabiting couples ‘second largest family type’

November 10, 2017 0 comments

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Cohabiting couples are now the second largest family type in the UK, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has announced. In a newly published analysis of current social trends, the ONS notes that couples who live together without getting married have also become the fastest growing family type. According to the report, there are now…

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Divorce and your job

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October 25, 2017 0 comments

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Earlier this year US statistician Nathan Yau took a deep dive into data gathered by the ongoing American Community Survey run by the United States Census Bureau. He wanted to discover whether there were any links between a person’s profession and their chances of getting divorced. Mr Yau examined subjects who had married and least…

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Kenyan politician’s daughter demands DNA test

October 11, 2017 0 comments

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The daughter of a prominent politician in Kenya has called for a DNA test after he cast doubt on whether or not she was really his daughter. The comments followed the politician’s acrimonious divorce from her mother. This was granted, local newspaper The Star reports, on the grounds of her reported cruelty to him. During…

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High Court says ‘no’ to father in IVF dispute

October 6, 2017 7 comments

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A father whose ex-partner had an embryo implanted without his consent has lost a claim for damages in the High Court. The couple had created a number of fertilised embryos following an earlier successful round of IVF treatment, which had led to the birth of a son. They stored these at a fertility clinic in…

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