Earlier this week, we reported on the case of C (A Child). A grandmother won the right to appeal against a ruling that her grandson be adopted. She had applied for a special guardianship order, an arrangement that would allow her to look after the
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A grandmother has won permission to appeal against a care and placement order for her grandson. Placement orders are legal permission to place children with prospective adopters.
In C (A Child), the grandmother had applied for a ‘special guardianship’ order, with
A mother who had hoped to place her two youngest children with her partner’s parents has failed in her appeal against a ruling a ruling that they be placed for adoption instead.
At a court hearing in Chelmsford, the judge made care and placement orders for the
Couples who get together while teenagers and then stay together for the rest of their lives are an increasingly rare phenomenon, new research claims.
The study, by research consultancy the Future Foundation, claims that while the proportion of couples aged over 60 who got together before the age of 20 is close to one
Halton Borough Council in Cheshire has been fined £70,000 after accidentally revealing the address of a child’s adoptive parents.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said the council had breached the Data Protection Act
Grandparents now provide childcare worth £7.3 billion a year, charities Age UK and Grandparents Plus have claimed.
The figure is almost double the 2004 figure of £3.9 billion. The number of children looked after by their grandparents and the amount of time they spend with them have
According to a new YouGov poll, more than three quarters of people believe grandparents and relatives looking after children because their parents cannot should receive official help from the local authority.
The long-awaited Family Justice Review, published today, presented a golden opportunity to review and recommend changes to existing law. Instead the Review panel has failed families in crisis.
The TV and radio presenter Gloria Hunniford has published a new book called Glorious Grandparenting. I was delighted to be asked to contribute a detailed section about legal rights for grandparents. It is a subject that is close to my heart: I have …
There is an old saying that sunshine always follows the rain. The destruction of my blog yesterday was upsetting but fortunately it was only short term. However, today I have some great news. We have today signed up to a property in Central …
Many grandparents are surprised to discover that they do not have automatic rights of residence or contact with their grandchildren. But could their rights be about to improve? This week it is my turn not to criticise, but to praise the Conservative …
The Mature Times asked me to write about divorce and grandparents’ rights. My article also offers advice to grandparents who are caught up in such a situation and are concerned that they may lose contact with their grandchildren. On family …
The trend known as 'silver divorce' is affecting couples in their sixties who are maybe newly-retired and realising two to three decades ahead of them with the same partner might not be the retirement dream they'd hoped for.
A client came to see me for the first time, accompanied by her mother.The client was attractive, well-groomed and smartly-dressed. Her mother, meanwhile, looked drawn and tired.Mrs X began by saying she felt hot. Could she please remove her jacket …
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Marilyn Stowe is the senior partner in Stowe Family Law, which has offices in Yorkshire, Cheshire and London. With more than 30 years’ experience handling divorce cases and family law proceedings she is regarded as one of the most formidable and sought after divorce lawyers in the UK. In 2012, Marilyn became one of the first solicitors to qualify as a family law arbitrator.
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