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    Read v Panzone: another case of lengthy, destructive and disproportionate legal proceedings

    Read v Panzone The Court of Appeal judgment in Read v Panzone was published in early October. It’s been on my ‘to do’ list for a post here ever since, but other things have got in the way. I thought I better get around to writing the post, as it contains a familiar but nevertheless essential message for anyone involved […] More

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    Not much good news in the latest family court statistics

    Latest family court statistics The Ministry of Justice (‘MoJ’) has published its latest set of quarterly statistics on the work of the Family Court, for July to September 2019. And they don’t exactly make cheerful reading. Amongst the headlines are: an increase in the workload of the Family Court, care proceedings taking longer, and fewer […] More

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    A week in family law: adoption rates down, abuse and bad advice

    Adoption rates down Statistics for looked after children in England, for the year ending 31st of March 2019, have been published by the Department for Education. The statistics show that the number of children looked after by local authorities in England increased by 4% since 2018 to 78,150 – continuing increases seen in recent years. […] More

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    Modifying Child Custody in Texas: Do I Have A Case?

    By Paula A. Bennett In any divorce, the court takes care to ensure that both spouses are treated equally and fairly. However, in cases when children are concerned, the children’s best interests become the court’s overriding concern. For most parents, the child custody orders contained in the parties’ final divorce order may be the most […] More

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    How to Find the Best Divorce Lawyer for Your Needs

    No two divorces are the same. For some couples, it is a fairly straightforward process. Spouses are on friendly terms and may even remain so for years after their marriage is dissolved. For other couples, however, feelings have been hurt, tempers run hot, and the process may be quite protracted. Couples may have children, own […] More

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    Parenting From the Father’s Perspective

    By Lon Loveless Parents often assume different roles, and especially in situations where job flexibility or work travel is required, consistent involvement by both parents may be challenging. Often the primary financial breadwinners are unable to assist as much as they might like in traditional “homemaker” activities including taking children to appointments or attending extracurricular […] More