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17/12/2012 18:46
(Court of Appeal, Thorpe, Patten LJJ, David Richards J, 28 November 2012) The family moved to London to enable the husband to study. He had no assets of his own and the family was supported by the wife who had received a considerable inheritance after her father's death. Following the breakdown...
17/12/2012 18:45
(Family Division, Peter Jackson J, 3 December 2012) The 7-year-old girl had been cared for primarily by the maternal grandparents in the UK when her mother returned to the USA, where she had been born. For the past 6 years the mother had no involvement with her child aside from recent video...
30/07/2012 11:17
  . Singer J's judgment arises from the Court of Appeal decision to remit the further investigation required by it into the relationship between the wife and the father of her child, Mr. Thompson, after the husband sought to appeal the spousal maintenance order made by Singer J at the...
12/06/2012 14:14
Intractable, difficult, complex – whatever term is used for the sort of case when a child is resisting contact without objective justification – these are the hardest private law children cases to resolve. They often take a long time. They almost always result in considerable distress, whether...
09/05/2012 11:29
H (A Child) [2011] EWCA Civ 585 Contact proceedings where findings which the judge at first instance had been minded to make but had not actually made, were introduced. Appeal successful and order amended. Important guidance also given by Thorpe LJ re. court’s power to make contact orders where...
03/05/2012 19:53
The applicant, A's father, was a British citizen of Jordanian origin. The respondent, A's mother, was a German citizen of Eritrean origin. There had been lengthy proceedings between the parties in relation to A between 2005 and 2008. Some findings of domestic violence had been made against the...
03/05/2012 19:41
The parties were married for 14 years and had two children aged 10 and 12. One of the issues in the case was the weight to be attached to an alleged agreement between the parties that they had adopted a matrimonial property regime of separate property that was made when they married in Catalonia....
03/05/2012 19:38
  Judgment following final hearing in a settled financial remedy case, giving guidance as to the preparation and presentation of such cases. This judgment follows a final hearing in a financial remedies case. The case had had to be adjourned at the end of its seventh day as it had become...
03/05/2012 19:34
Court of Appeal. Appeal in private law contact proceedings between the father of C, and C’s mother and her husband. The circuit judge had set aside, on appeal, a district judge’s decision and imposed a different conclusion without conducting a full evaluation process. Appeal allowed. The...
03/05/2012 19:31
Appeal by mother to the Supreme Court against an order of the English Court of Appeal that she should immediately return her son, aged two, to Australia. The mother relied on Art 13(b) of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980. Appeal allowed. BACKGROUND...
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