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Family Court power to order interim sale and vacant possession of the family home: ​BR v VT [2015] EWHC 2727 (Fam)

Can the family court order the family home, or indeed any other family property, to be sold (with vacant possession given on sale) and the proceeds …

Where’s the justice in making family law cases a do-it-yourself project? | Louise Tickle

Judge in Bristol gives masterclass on representing yourself after legal aid cuts leave many people fending for themselves in court<p>You know that things have got pretty bad when you have a judge running a class on stuff it’s worth knowing before you turn up at court to DIY your own family case.<p>Not …

Judiciary

‘We just want our child back’: Couple cleared of abuse may never regain custody after baby was adopted

LONDON — A legal battle over a child’s best interests and the rights of its anguished parents has thrown two British families into turmoil.<p>A young …

Scorned wives win ruling on divorce settlements built on fraud

Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil claim they were cheated out of their rightful share after their husbands failed to reveal assets<p>Husbands or wives who hide the true extent of their wealth in divorce cases have been warned they should be “looking over their shoulder for years to come” after …

Family courts must open up to avoid 'outrageous injustices', warns Ukip

MP Douglas Carswell launches Ukip policy calling for greater sensitivity in legal process to avoid breakup of families and forced adoptions<p>Secrecy within the UK’s system of family courts is allowing social workers to “ride roughshod” over ordinary people and resulting in the unnecessary breakup of …

Why it's easy to fall foul of our muddled child protection laws

Following a senior judge’s ruling accusing councils of misusing a section of the Children Act, a family barrister says she’s seen all kinds of mistakes in care cases – not from deliberate flouting of rules, but because of the system itself<p>If section 20, a provision under the Children Act, is being …

Utah challenging order to take baby from lesbian couple

<b>SALT LAKE CITY --</b> Utah state officials are challenging a decision made by a Utah judge to a take a baby away from lesbian foster parents and place …

Lesbian mother asks Supreme Court to reverse Ala. custody ruling

A lesbian mother in Alabama filed an emergency petition with the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, asking it to review her case after state judges ruled she has no legal parental rights over the children she says she helped raise.<p>The woman, known in court filings by her initials V.L, petitioned the high …