Troubled families, co-parenting, stalking and a divorce error: The last week in family law

General | March 27, 2019

An evaluation of the Government’s Troubled Families Programme has shown that it has reduced the number of children in care. Troubled Families is a programme of targeted intervention for families with multiple problems, including crime, anti-social behaviour, truancy, unemployment, mental health problems and domestic abuse. Local authorities identify ‘troubled families’ in their area and usually […]

Coercive control, domestic abuse, and more: The last week in family law

General | March 6, 2019

A sick 13-month-old girl who was born with kidney failure should receive medical treatment against the wishes of her parents, the High Court has ruled. Specialists at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, where the girl is being treated, said that her one chance for “ongoing survival” was hemodialysis, a process of purifying the blood of […]

A failed claim, single parents, Twitter appeal: The last week in family law

General | February 6, 2019

Husband who was seeking a lump sum payment or other capital provision from his ex-wife has failed in his claim. A new study has found that children’s wellbeing is not negatively affected by living in single parent households. A High Court judge has used Twitter to urge a mother who vanished with her three-year-old son to return home. And finally, The Independent has reported that the number of parents forced to represent themselves in child disputes in family courts has more than doubled in six years, as a result of the legal aid cuts in 2013.