Family Law

28: Who’s the daddy?

By John Darnton

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Issues of paternity can arise for a multitude of different reasons but usually they involve two living parents arguing over maintenance or contact. However, the Court of Appeal has recently confirmed that a direction can be made for a DNA sample to be tested even when the person thought to...

24: Modern Families, Modern Problems

By John Darnton

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Family judges are well used to making decisions regulating a child’s upbringing, for example determining where a child should live and how much time he or she should spend with each parent, but modern relationships continue to throw up interesting problems that the court has to grapple with.

23: A return to the bad old days?

By John Darnton

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Over 30 years ago Resolution, formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association (SFLA), was set up by a number of enlightened, forward thinking individuals. Resolution is now an organisation of 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals in England and Wales, who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family...