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Children – case closed?

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We often write about difficulties with arrangements for children after divorce and separation. In terms of legal solutions, these cases are some of the most difficult to deal with: children grow and change constantly, requiring flexibility in their arrangements that distressed parents with differing views find difficult to accommodate. This week, we saw what seems to be the final instalment of a case involving a long-running dispute between the parents of two girls now aged 14 and 10. The case is one that tends to catch the media’s attention due to the fact that the girls’ parents are each in…

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The Minnock Case

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It is not often that family law hits the national news headlines, but in the last couple of weeks there has been considerable press coverage of the story of the so-called “runaway mother” Rebecca Minnock, who went into hiding with her son Ethan, after the Family Court in Bristol ordered that Ethan should live with his father, Roger Williams. This has been an interesting example of the press and the family courts working together to publicise the case and to help track down the mother and missing boy; according to the court, it has also been a study in how…

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