When I was at school, leap years seemed really exciting. One of the girls in my class was born on 29 February, and so we all found it hilarious that she was still only 2 years old, rather than 8 like the rest of us. Fast forward a couple of decades, or 8 leap years... Continue Reading →
Bird’s nest parenting: innovative custody arrangements
The Independent recently featured an article about “bird’s nest parenting”, a familiar concept in the United States and a buzz phrase which seems to be catching on this side of the pond. "The kids get the house" Bird’s nest parenting is thought to have been introduced as a concept in the US around the turn... Continue Reading →
No fault divorce – family law in need of modernisation?
Almost half of all marriages today will end in divorce. Financial freedom, access to education, advances in technology and moves towards gender equality are all factors which have changed our attitudes towards the longevity of marriage. For many, marriage is no longer a commitment for life and so divorce is becoming more of a commodity... Continue Reading →
Non-biological mother successful in landmark Supreme Court international child custody appeal
In the first international child abduction case involving same-sex parents, the Supreme Court has decided that the English court still has jurisdiction to make decisions about the welfare of a child (B) who was taken to live in Pakistan by her biological mother. The decision in Re B (A Child) (Habitual Residence: Inherent Jurisdiction) ... Continue Reading →