Monthly Archive: October 2013

Oct 31

Wife Fined for Committing Perjury in Australian Family Court

Being so rare as to be newsworthy, an Australian wife in divorce proceedings has actually been fined over $3000(AUS) for commiting perjury. Perhaps the days of women lying in court with impunity are coming to an end. Full article here

Oct 30

Justice Munby Makes Declaration of Neutrality on Religious Matters

Sir James Munby, President of the Family courts of England and Wales comments on the secular position of the courts. From his speech, “We live in this country in a democratic and pluralist society in a secular state, not a theocracy. Judges have long since abandoned their pretensions to be the guardians of public morality”. …

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Oct 29

Lord Justice Munby Settled in as President of the Family Court

This is and was one of the better judges in the family high court in London. He has published 7 reports on family law since attaining office on how he would like family court judges, legal professionals, social services, NYAS, CAFCASS, expert witnesses and other family court professionals to operate. But, without any sanctions it …

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Oct 28

Mediation the way Forward in Big Money Divorces

Gold digging wives, millionaires mysteriously becoming bankrupt, the private lives of the rich and famous exposed to the media. This could be coming to an end in the Royal Courts of Justice according to high court judge, Justice Coleridge as he heads for retirement. He proposes pushing mediation as a way out of hostile and …

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Oct 28

Japan to Accede to 1980 Hague Convention on International Abduction

On 1st April 2014 Japan will no longer be a safe haven for parents wishing to abscond with the children to another country to escape courts at home. The abscondee will be forced by the family courts in Japan to return the children to the country they absconded from. Article here

Oct 27

The Lawyers are the Only Winners in Family Court

Father of two has run out of money, even though he represented himself. He was forced to spend a $30,000 retirement fund to pay for a Guardian Ad Litem to represent the children. Elaine Mickman, of Penn Valley, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, said legal costs in her divorce and child custody case have totaled about $1 …

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Oct 25

Crisis in Ontario, Canada Family Courts

Overcharging lawyers are crippling the family law system in Ontario. When litigants going through divorce have run out of money they resort to representing themselves. The vast majority of people, the reason is really simple: They either couldn’t afford to hire someone at all, or they hired somebody and spent $10,000, $20,000, $30,000, $40,000 or …

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Oct 25

Innocent Father Falsely Accused of Assaulting His Child

Father eventually vindicated after social services accuse him of assaulting his 3 month old child. He insisted that the injuries (retinal bleeding, scratch to the eye and a chin abrasion) were sustained when he fell holding the child. Lancashire social services instigated care proceedings after a referral was made to them after the child’s injuries …

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Oct 22

Statistics on Children born 2012

From the Office for National Statistics Key Findings In 2012, nearly half (49%) of all live births were to mothers aged 30 and over. In 2012, nearly two-thirds (65%) of fathers were aged 30 and over (excluding births registered solely by the mother). In 2012, the standardised average age of mothers for all births was …

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Oct 21

Opening Up the Irish Secret Family Courts

The blanket ban of reporting Family Law Court proceedings is being lifted for the first time in Ireland. However, there are many provisos and with strict ban on any publications that details the identification of any individuals. There are a lot of questions as to how it will work in practice and what the effect …

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