Shared parenting provision to be inserted into Children Act section 1 – Family Law Week

Posted November 6th, 2012 in legislation, news, parental rights by sally

“The Department for Education has announced that it proposes to introduce amendments to the Children Act 1989 in order to provide for a presumption of shared parenting. A new section 1 (2A) will be inserted into the Act as follows:

‘(2A) A court, in the circumstances mentioned in subsection (4)(a) or (7), is as respects each parent within subsection (6)(a) to presume, unless the contrary is shown, that involvement of that parent in the life of the child concerned will further the child’s welfare.'”

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Family Law Week, 6th November 2012

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Cooperative parenting following family separation – Government’s response – Family Law Bar Association

Posted November 6th, 2012 in consultations, divorce, news, parental rights by sally

“Cooperative parenting following family separation: proposed legislation on the involvement of parents in a child’s life.”

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Family Law Bar Association, 5th November 2012

Source: www.flba.co.uk

Family courts ‘ignoring needs of domestic violence victims’ – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2012 in domestic violence, family courts, news, parental rights, reports, victims by sally

“Government plans to enshrine the right of both divorced fathers and mothers to see their children risk putting victims of domestic violence and their children in danger, according to a report.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

In the Name of God: deciding a child’s education and Re G (Children) – Family Law Week

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in children, education, Judaism, news, parental rights by sally

“Karwan Eskerie, barrister, of 1 Crown Office Row considers Munby J’s judgment in Re G (Children) where the court had to decide between the ultra orthodox Jewish parents’ conflicting wishes for their child’s education.”

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Family Law Week, 21st October 2012

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In re G (Children: Religious upbringing) – WLR Daily

Posted October 11th, 2012 in appeals, education, Judaism, law reports, parental rights by sally

In re G (Children: Religious upbringing) [2012] EWCA Civ 1233; [2012] WLR (D) 265

“In a case in which a marriage had irretrievably broken down, and the parents were unable to agree as to the precise religious nature of their children’s future education, care was required in looking to the welfare of the children and weighing up the relevant factors.”

WLR Daily, 4th October 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

In the name of God: ultra-orthodox Jewish education not in children’s best interest, rules Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 11th, 2012 in appeals, education, Judaism, news, parental rights by sally

“What is happiness? If you thought this most philosophical inquiry was beyond the remit of the judicial system then you should read this case.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th October 2012

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Father has no ‘sacred right’ over education of children, rules judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 5th, 2012 in children, education, Judaism, news, parental rights by tracey

“The days are gone when fathers held exclusive power over their children’s education, a judge ruled yesterday in rejecting the objections of an ultra-orthodox Jewish father to his ex-wife’s choice of schools for their children.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th October 2012

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Sex abuse allegations against parent should be disclosed in contact proceedings – UK Human Rights Blog

“The Court of Appeal has ordered the the disclosure of serious allegations made against a parent by an anonymous third party in contact proceedings. In doing so, it has demonstrated the correct approach to balancing the many different human rights considerations involved.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th September 2012

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Legislative presumption of shared parenting ‘flawed’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 6th, 2012 in children, legislation, news, parental responsibility, parental rights by sally

“Government plans to introduce a legislative presumption of shared parenting could undermine child welfare and increase the volume of litigation, according to the Law Society.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th September 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

In re L (A Child) (Recognition of Foreign Order) – WLR Daily

In re  L (A Child) (Recognition of Foreign Order): [2012] EWCA Civ 1157;   [2012] WLR (D)  252

“The English court would not refuse recognition of a parental agreement freely reached in a member state of the European Union unless a party seeking to challenge it showed a very high degree of procedure or principle error which led to the conclusion and ratification of the agreement in the country where the child was habitually resident at the time of the agreement. A child’s two monthly rotational residence in England lacked degree of permanence to find habitual residence in England for the English court to make a residence order.”

WLR Daily, 21st August 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Judge rules boy’s life support can be switched off despite parents’ hope of miracle – Daily Telegraph

“A judge has ordered that doctors can switch off a young boy’s life-support system even though his devout Christian parents pleaded for him to be kept alive in case of a miracle.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th August 2012

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Suffer the little children to come unto me – The Guardian

Posted August 10th, 2012 in children, Christianity, Judaism, news, parental rights by tracey

“Should a 10-year-old Jewish girl be baptised against her mother’s wishes? Judge Platt handed down an empathetic judgment last week.”

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The Guardian, 8th August 2012

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Judge decides that Jewish girl could be baptised – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 6th, 2012 in children, Christianity, divorce, Judaism, judiciary, jurisdiction, news, parental rights by sally

“Judges have to get involved in disputes on divorce, of which the current case is an exquisitely difficult example. Its facts are very simple. C was 10. Her parents and grandparents are Jewish. Her father is a Christian convert, and C wanted to be baptised. Her mother did not want this. She said father had brainwashed C, and it was premature. Mother went to court to stop any baptism proceeding until C was 16. The Court could not simply wash its hands of the case; that would encourage self-help taken by one or other parent, to the lasting resentment of the other.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th August 2012

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Judge says religious couple’s brain-damaged baby can be allowed to die – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 1st, 2012 in children, euthanasia, medical ethics, medical treatment, news, parental rights by sally

“A judge has ruled that a severely brain-damaged baby boy can be allowed to die even though his devoutly religious parents wanted him to be kept on a life-support system.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2012

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Father’s rights breached by mother ‘too upset’ to let him see children – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 25th, 2012 in appeals, children, families, human rights, news, parental rights by tracey

“A father who was denied access to his children for three years because it upset their mother suffered a breach of his parental rights, the Court of Appeal ruled yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th July 2012

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Man appeals against ban on replying to children – The Independent

Posted July 17th, 2012 in children, contact orders, custody, news, parental rights, telecommunications by sally

“A father-of-four has criticised an ‘absurd’ court order that bans him from returning his children’s text messages or phone calls.”

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The Independent, 17th July 2012

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Lawyers slam shared parenting plan – Law Society’s Gazette,

Posted June 21st, 2012 in consultations, divorce, news, parental rights by sally

“Lawyers have described government plans to introduce a legal presumption of shared parenting after relationship breakdown as ‘unnecessary political posturing’ that could detract from children’s wellbeing.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th June 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Supreme Court backs extraditions involving children – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2012 in extradition, news, parental rights, Supreme Court by sally

“Extraditions to the US and Europe should go ahead, even when a suspect has children in the UK, the UK Supreme Court has ruled.”

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BBC News, 20th June 2012

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Proposals to enable children to see both their parents are launched – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 14th, 2012 in consultations, news, parental rights by sally

“Plans to strengthen the law so children continue to see both parents if they separate have been put forward by ministers today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 13th June 2012

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Parents’ access rights after divorce enshrined in law – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2012 in children, consultations, divorce, news, parental rights by sally

“The right of both divorced fathers and mothers to see their children is to be enshrined in law for the first time as part of changes to family justice, despite warnings from the government’s independent review and lawyers that it would ‘clog the courts’.”

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The Guardian, 13th June 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk