Why I'm a families man

Nicholas Crichton, a family judge, tells Juliet Rix that we need more courts to help parents to tackle their drug and alcohol problems.

Full article: The Guardian

A Practical and Legal Analysis of Islamic Marriage, Divorce and Dowry

Charlotte Proudman, a pupil at Coram Chambers, provides some legal and practical guidance on Islamic marriage, divorce and dowry and describes the procedures at Birmingham Central Mosque's Sharia Council.

Full article: Family Law Week

Law Commission Proposes Wider Scope For Family Provision Claims Against Deceaseds’ Estates - Non-Domiciliaries’ Estates Potentially Included

The Law Commission for England and Wales has recommended some widening of the circumstances in which family members and certain other individuals can bring a claim for financial provision against the estate of a deceased person.

Full article: Mondaq (registration required)

Court of Protection Update (January 2012)

Sally Bradley of 4 Paper Buildings, reviews significant recent decisions in the Court of Protection relating to deprivation of liberty, the appointment of a Relevant Person's Representative as litigation friend and costs.

Full article: Family Law Week

Equal Parent Rights

Earlier this month the Government announced its intention to introduce legislation which would compel the judiciary to ensure that each parent is able to see their children regularly or even equally following a separation or divorce.

Full article: Family Law

Route masters

Couples going through separation or divorce must make difficult decisions at a stressful time. Therese Nichols explores the options available and how you can help find the best route for them.

Full article: Solicitors Journal

Which comes first: Contact or Adoption?

Post adoption contact has hit the news recently with the concern that birth families are tracking down adopted children via social media.

Full article: Family Law

Why dirty money is still a matrimonial issue

When it comes to matrimonial lawyers and anti-money laundering, the mantra for many years has been: 'the case of Bowman v Fels means I don’t have to worry about any of this and anyway, talking with my client about such issues would be tipping off'.

Full article: The Law Society

How can adopted children be safeguarded in the Facebook age?

When birth parents contact their children using social networking it may not be predatory, but it's not in the children's best interests.

Full article: The Guardian

Children update

Are we experiencing expert overload or are they worth it? Noel Arnold joins the debate.

Full article: Solicitors Journal