Archive for the 'grandparents' Category

Grandparents to get legal powers over access in divorce battles – Daily Telegraph

“Grandparents will get new legal powers to guarantee them access to their grandchildren following divorce battles under proposals unveiled today, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Family justice – your views on its future – Ministry of Justice

“Views on how the family justice system can do its best to protect children and help families to work through their disagreements are being sought by a panel of experts.”

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Ministry of Justice, 30th June 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Increased legal rights for grandparents under new family reforms – Daily Telegraph

“Grandparents are to have increased legal rights to see children when couples split under proposals to be announced by Nick Clegg on Thursday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th June 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘Sarah’s law’ pilot scheme prompts revenge fears – The Guardian

“Fathers raising concerns about their ex-partner’s new boyfriends are one of the largest groups applying for public disclosure of details of convicted child sex offenders under a newly completed pilot scheme.”

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Grandparents get easier route to see children when families split – The Guardian

“A legal obstacle is to be abolished to make it easier for hundreds of thousands of grandparents to gain access to their grandchildren when contact is denied after divorce and family breakdowns, the government will announce today.”

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The Guardian, 20th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Cash aid to help grandparents care for children in drug-risk families – The Guardian

“Grandparents are to be given financial support and legal backing to make it easier for them to take over the care of children with parents who are problem drug users, under government plans revealed yesterday. The package includes the government’s intention to dock the welfare benefits of unemployed problem users who fail to make contact with treatment services. Ministers intend to announce more steps linking benefit rights to completing treatment courses.”

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The Guardian, 28th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

In re E (a Child): Special guardianship order – Times Law Reports

Child’s emotional identity needs supersede grandparents’ wishes

In re E (a Child): Special guardianship order

Court of Appeal 

“The power to order a child, subject to a special guardianship order, to be known by a new surname should not be exercised by the court if it would interfere with the child’s emotional identity needs.”

The Times, 11th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.


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