Punam has written a self help book for clients entitled ‘How to get a Divorce’, published by Lawpack and available to buy at http://www.amazon.co.uk/How-get-Divorce-ebook/dp/B008U5OJF4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344523114&sr=8-1. It provides complete advice from divorce petition through to financial settlement, and also covers children matters and bias in the family court system. This adds to her co-authorship of ‘The Family Law Handbook’ jointly published by the Law Society and Resolution, now in its second edition.
Where are we a year and a bit on? Since 18th June 2011 we have been living, along with 26 other EU Member States, with a new Council Regulation on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions relating to maintenance obligations. Although its proper name is the Council Regulation (EC) 4/2009, we know it better as the EU Maintenance Regulation.
This week’s legal story is the decision by Judge Platt in the Romford County Court to permit a 10 year old girl to convert to Christianity in the face of her Jewish mother’s objections. The mother has asked the court to delay the baptism until her daughter was 16, when she would be more mature. What seems on the face of it to be an astonishing