November 13, 2019

A ruling that a baby’s injuries including fractured ribs were sustained by accident as she slept with her mother has been overturned in the Court of Appeal.

The case involved a baby who was born by emergency caesarean. The procedure left the mother suffering post-operat...

November 5, 2019

Most people go through months if not years of soul-searching before finally deciding they want a divorce.

There are so many factors to consider including children, money, your home…and even if your marriage really is over. You may find counselling or mediation helpful,...

October 30, 2019

A mother has successfully challenged a decision to place her baby up for adoption, because the judge dealing with the case didn’t take the necessary time and care.

The case involved a mother who gave birth to her baby at the age of 16. The local authority accommodated t...

October 22, 2019

A wife was entitled to a financial settlement from her husband that reflected British law even though their divorce was granted abroad.

That was the decision of the High Court in a case involving an Omani man and Lebanese woman.

The couple had been married for 12 years a...

October 16, 2019

A mother has lost her appeal against a special guardianship order which placed her children in the care of their paternal grandparents.

The case involved children who had been the subject of a child protection plan due to parental neglect.

An order was made and the child...

October 10, 2019

It may be the hardest decision you ever have to take in your life. It would not be surprising if you agonised for months, even years, over whether your marriage is salvageable, or whether you should file for a divorce.

You will probably have talked over your relationshi...

October 7, 2019

A man has reduced his periodical payments to his ex-wife after he argued that his business income was not a matrimonial asset.

The couple married in 1988 and had four children who are all now adults. The family had a good standard of living thanks to the husband’s succe...

September 12, 2019

Five children have been taken from their mother after she allowed the youngest child’s father to live in the house despite him having a history of violence.

The mother had four children from a previous relationship, and her youngest with her current partner. The local a...

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