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Divorce – habitual residence

W was not habitually resident in England and Wales because her move was not a pre-planned, purposeful relocation – she had simply changed her mind while on holiday about continuing the marriage and where she would live.

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Family – reporting restrictions

An application for a reporting restriction order was allowed because of the exceptional circumstances in relation to the parties’ son (AB) who had a medical condition.

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Children – parental orders

A government briefing paper on surrogacy and parental orders explains the revised position for single people who, until now, could not obtain a parental order.

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Children – care

A decision in a care case which had been shambolically pursued, and where neither the LA nor the courts had acted properly, was absurd – and set aside by the Court of Appeal.

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Procedure – children; conduct of proceedings

The child could not pursue the appeal without her children’s guardian.

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Family – arbitration

Specific issue arbitration is perfectly proper and appropriate even in cases that are proceeding through the court system.

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Procedure – divorce

Divorce practitioners may be particularly interested in the background to a recent case setting out the administrative processes and procedures by which errors in divorce proceedings are picked up electronically according to a pre-defined list of criteria.

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Children – standard of proof

The Court of Appeal refused F’s appeal against the judge’s findings in care proceedings under Part IV CA 1989 that he had sexually abused his daughter (Y).
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Children – abduction; habitual residence

The children at the centre of recent proceedings were found to be habitually resident in China and the English courts had no jurisdiction. 
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Children – wrongful removal

F was allowed a return order in relation to his four-year-old son, who had been removed by M to England, so that he could be returned to Hungary. 
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