September 22, 2020

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a judge was wrong to prevent two grandparents adopting their 3-year-old grandson.

The court heard that the child's mother suffered from mental health problems. She had a long history of drug abuse and had criminal convictions for viole...

September 16, 2020

A woman whose husband died after they had undergone IVF treatment has obtained a parental order for their baby after she was born to a surrogate mother.

The couple, who were referred to in court as Mr and Mrs Y, married in 2013. After several unsuccessful IVF treatments...

September 8, 2020

The Family Court has divided a divorcing couple’s marital assets in roughly equal shares, although they had spent so much on their acrimonious dispute that there was very little money left.

The couple had been married for nearly 22 years and had three children before se...

September 2, 2020

A father has been granted full parental responsibility for his daughter so that she can live with him instead of with her mother, who was unable to care for her properly.

The mother and father were Polish nationals with a nine-year-old daughter who was born in Poland.

In...

August 12, 2020

A father has been accused by a judge of showing “bad faith” in his attempt to prevent his children being returned to live with their mother.

The case involved a family who had lived between the UK and South Africa until the parents had separated in January 2017 followin...

August 4, 2020

The Court of Appeal has upheld a child’s allegations that she had been sexually abused by her father.

The case involved an 11-year-old girl who was referred to only as B during legal proceedings.

The court heard that she had lived with her parents and younger sister, wit...

July 21, 2020

The Family Court has allowed indirect contact to continue between a mother and her eight-year-old daughter in a case where there were “no right answers, only least wrong ones”.

The girl’s parents had separated in 2013. She remained with her mother and older sister, who...

July 15, 2020

A mother has won her legal battle to be allowed to live in a residential unit with her 5-month-old baby despite concerns raised by her local authority.

The mother was in her late 20s and had a history of drug addiction, which had led to the amputation of one leg and the...

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