October 20, 2020

A mother has won her appeal against a court order that she should return her two children to Germany to live with their father.

The decision means the children can continue to live with her in England.

The children and parents had all lived in Germany since the children...

October 8, 2020

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a decision to remove three children from the care of their grandparents was mistaken and could cause them emotional harm.

The children, aged six, four and three, had lived with their grandparents and maternal aunt since January 2019 af...

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 18, 2020

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has issued guidance for separated couples on how to deal with cross-border child maintenance issues now that the UK has left the European Union.

These are some of the main points covered:

Enforcing decisions after Brexit

If you have a child m...

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...

July 29, 2020

Divorced and separated couples have been urged to be reasonable and co-operative about child contact arrangements during the Covid-19 outbreak.

It comes amid mounting evidence that some people are using the current crisis as an excuse to prevent their former partner fro...

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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