Paternity pay rates considered in court

December 22, 2017 1 comment

maternity leave

A claim that UK services company Capita discriminated against a new father has reached the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Madassar Ali’s wife developed postnatal depression after giving birth, and was encouraged to return to work as part of her recovery. This would mean Madassar becoming the stay-at-home parent for a period. The family hoped to take…

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Father fails in bid to remove judge

August 14, 2017 4 comments

A father caught up in an acrimonious contact dispute has been refused permission to force the judge to leave the case. The parents in question married back in 2010 but separated three years later. Their daughter, ‘E’, was born in 2011, and after the divorce both parents initially shared care, with the father looking after…

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Joint custody mandated in Michigan

June 24, 2017 2 comments

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Family judges in the northerly American state of Michigan could be required to award divorcing parents joint custody of their children by default. House Bill 4691 was approved by the House Judiciary Committee of the state legislature earlier this week. It would mandate equal parenting following divorce unless substantiated reports of domestic violence have been…

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Couple plan divorce for shared girlfriend’s benefit

April 28, 2017 1 comment

family law

A married couple in the United States are planning to divorce in order to give their shared girlfriend legal rights as a parent. Benno and Cristina Kaiser have been married for 12 years. They met while serving in the US Military Police Corps in Virginia and have since had three children. At some point in…

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