Professional golfer reaches last minute divorce settlement

November 14, 2017 0 comments

divorce

English professional golfer Lee Westwood has reached a last minute financial settlement with his estranged wife, avoiding a court hearing in Florida. Westwood married Laurae (sic) Coltart in 1999 – the sister of rival professional golfer Andrew Coltart. The couple went on to have two children but the relationship broke down in 2015 and they…

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London: UK’s ‘worst city’ for raising a family

May 16, 2017 1 comment

family law

London is the worst city in the UK to raise a family in, according to new research. The online study ranked 35 major British cities based on a number of criteria which affect day-today family life. These included average salaries, house prices, the quality of local schools, access to parks, and how common burglary is…

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Four year-old should be adopted, High Court rules

April 27, 2017 1 comment

fostering and adoption

A four year old girl should be adopted by the family she has lived with for most of her life, the High Court has ruled. The case concerned ‘W’, who was born in November 2012. She has three older siblings – a sister and two brothers, referred to the in the judgement as ‘X’, ‘Y’…

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Troubled teen ‘should enter secure care home’

April 26, 2017 1 comment

deprivation of liberty, family law

A troubled teen must enter secure accomodation after making multiple suicide attempts, a family court judge has concluded. The girl in question, ‘A’, was born in 1999 and therefore 17 years of age. Thanks to a difficutl childhood she had problems with her mental health, but was still, in the words of Her Honour Judge…

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Mother loses care over antagonism towards father’s family

September 6, 2016 5 comments

family life

A self-confessed ‘snob’ with an antagonistic relationship to her former’s husband’s family has lost care of her children. The couple had a “volatile” marriage which unsurprisingly ended in divorce, by which point the former couple had formed a “highly negative” view of each other. Their two children stayed with the mother, a college lecturer, following…

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