Denying a father contact by John Bolch

December 16, 2014 0 comments

family life

A basic principle of family law is that it is almost always in the interests of a child to have contact with the parent with whom the child is not living. This has been made clear by the courts on many occasions: a prominent recent example being the Court of Appeal’s decision in Re W…

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Former wife of businessman facing eviction, she claims

November 11, 2014 1 comment

London, divorce

The ex-wife of a successful mining broker is facing homelessness because, she claims, he has ceased paying the rent on her home. David and Shelley Mann divorced in 1999. In the couples’ financial settlement, Mrs Mann was awarded the former matrimonial home in Hampstead as well as substantial maintenance payments. However, she alleges that he…

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Grandparents loose appeal against care orders

October 13, 2014 0 comments

fostering and adoption

The maternal grandparents of four children have failed in a bid to prevent them from being taken into care. In the Matter of K and KT concerned “long running” care proceedings in relation to three boys and their little sister. The eldest boy was approaching his sixth birthday, while his younger brothers were four and…

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Father denied appeal against indirect contact order

August 8, 2014 0 comments

indirect contact order

A Turkish father has failed in his appeal against an order for ‘indirect contact’ with his 11 year old son. An indirect contact order limits a parent’s communication with their child to letters, cards and presents which are delivered through a third party. Such an order is usually made when there is concern for the…

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