Family law

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Court-appointed expert can be named in ‘parental alienation’ case
Observer victory after judge rules in transparency battle in family courts in England and Wales

Hannah Summers

31, Jul, 2022 @7:20 AM

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Appeal court kicks out judge’s ban on police investigation
Veto on Met interviews into child abuse allegations ‘overreached powers’

Hannah Summers

17, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Surrogate girl, 6, loses battle to list her father on UK birth certificate
Child’s case argued that practice of naming surrogate mother’s husband breached her human rights

Diane Taylor

23, Jun, 2022 @10:13 AM

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Widower wins right to have baby using embryo created with his late wife
Landmark ruling allows Ted Jennings, 38, to use embryo to have child via a surrogate

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

22, Jun, 2022 @5:47 PM

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Inquiry urged into ‘parental alienation’ court experts
Lawyers and MPs in England and Wales express concern over ‘unregulated’ psychologists who play key role in disputes over domestic abuse

Hannah Summers and Beatrix Campbell

19, Jun, 2022 @8:15 AM

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Secret, broken family courts betrayed me and my child | Letters
Children and protective parents are being let down by a system in which pseudo-science holds sway

19, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Questions over use of ‘psychological experts’ in parental alienation cases
Parents – more often mothers – are losing access to their children on the advice of unregulated experts, an Observer investigation reveals

Hannah Summers and Beatrix Campbell

12, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Parental alienation and the unregulated experts shattering children’s lives
In English and Welsh custody cases, a finding that one parent has poisoned a child’s mind against the other can be crucial, even if there is a question over the accountability of those making the decisions

Hannah Summers and Beatrix Campbell

12, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Dubai ruler to have no direct contact with two children after UK court battle
Sheikh Mohammed’s ex-wife Princess Haya granted responsibility for decisions on their children’s medical care and schooling

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

24, Mar, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Fathers are condemning their children to poverty. Why do ministers let them get away with it? | Polly Toynbee
The child maintenance system is still heavily biased against women – and our system for addressing that is a shambles, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

03, Mar, 2022 @5:29 PM

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Fraudsters are using power-of-attorney rules to steal people’s homes
Lawyers warn that a fraudster could use falsified names and addresses to get legal document entitling them to take over the affairs of an another

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

26, Dec, 2021 @9:15 AM

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More openness in family courts will put children's privacy at risk | Letter
Letters: The need to guard against humiliation of having distressing experiences aired should not be overlooked, writes Ray Jones

Letters

04, Nov, 2021 @6:22 PM

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