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Court Must Hear Evidence Before Deciding (1 September 2009)

Cases involving the custody of children are often very contentious and need to be approached with sensitivity and care  Read more...

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Divorce – Future Pension Not Taken Into Account (1 September 2009)

A recent, bitterly contested ‘big money’ divorce case shows how reluctant the courts are to upset financial settlements on the basis of contingencies and reinforces the point that bad behaviour is not a basis for changing the division of the assets  Read more...

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Pre-Nups – Not Quite There Yet (1 September 2009)

The recent case in which the Court of Appeal ruled that a German heiress was able to rely on a pre-nuptial agreement made with her husband was widely reported as meaning that the traditional view of the courts, that ‘pre-nups’ are little more than persuasive, was shattered
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Judge Uses Discretion in Contact Proceedings Case (1 July 2009)

The interpretation of the laws that apply when a child is to be adopted by prospective adopters who live in a foreign country remains unclear, following two recent rulings
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Is a Child to Blame? (1 July 2009)

The interpretation of the laws that apply when a child is to be adopted by prospective adopters who live in a foreign country remains unclear, following two recent rulings  Read more...

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Looked After Children (1 March 2009)

Children under 18 may be ^looked after^ by local authorities under a number of legal arrangements.
A recent decision of the Court of Appeal considered the responsibility of the local authority towards a 17-year-old boy who had nowhere to live but who, it deemed, was merely in need of help in obtaining accommodation.
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Parental Responsibility Prior to Adoption Abroad (1 March 2009)

The interpretation of the laws that apply when a child is to be adopted by prospective adopters who live in a foreign country remains unclear, following two recent rulings.  Read more...


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