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June 23, 2020

A judge has ordered that three abducted children should be returned to their father even though they would prefer to stay with their mother in the UK.

The children, aged 13, 11 and 8, and their parents were German nationals who had lived in Germany. After the parents' s...

June 11, 2020

The Court of Appeal has settled a dispute between two estranged parents who each wanted to take their children abroad but objected to the other having the same right.

The mother was a national of Qatar and the father was a national of the United Arab Emirates. The child...

May 29, 2020

A local authority has lost its appeal against a supervision order allowing a mother to continue looking after her two children.

The case involved a seven-year-old and three-year-old who were made subject to child protection plans. The seven-year-old had autistic spectru...

April 21, 2020

A judge had made a mistake when he failed to hear oral evidence from both sides in a grandfather's application for a child arrangements order.

That was the decision of the Family Court in a case involving an 11-year-old girl.

The girl had been cared for by her grandfathe...

April 17, 2020

A judge had been wrong to order that a wife should pay rent to her former husband after she continued living in the marital home following their divorce.

That was the decision of the High Court in a case involving banker Kerim Derhalli and Jayne Richardson Derhalli.

Mr D...

April 9, 2020

A judge made a mistake when he refused a placement order for the seven-month-old daughter of a “chaotic parents”.

That was the decision of the Court of Appeal in a case involving a couple whose lives were characterised by drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and me...

March 24, 2020

The High Court has ruled that a four-year-old boy should be returned to his father following his wrongful removal from his home by his mother.

The case involved a Hungarian couple who began a relationship in 2010. They moved from Hungary to Germany with their son around...

March 18, 2020

A husband has won his appeal against a judge’s decision that allowed his wife a second chance to improve her divorce settlement. The case involved a couple who

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