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Family court’s closed world illuminated in judge’s compassionate drama – Communitycare.co.uk

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(credit: BrAt82 / Adobe Stock) Anguish curdles the atmosphere of the courtroom as the judgment comes down –  that a baby boy is to be adopted. His mother, Angie, who has now lost two children to care proceedings by the age of 20, remonstrates furiously with the judge and then her world-weary social worker, as the jargon is unpicked and reality dawns that she will only have a few scattered hours with her son before saying a permanent goodbye. The boy’s father, Phil, who has a brain injury, and, like Angie, addiction issues, has already stormed out. Near the seat [...]

Why You Should Mediate Your Divorce Instead of Litigating It – Mediate.com

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Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party meets with you both, facilitating conversations to help you settle all issues in your divorce: custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support, property and debt division and taxes. The mediator helps you stay calm and rational and ensures that all topics necessary for divorce resolution are discussed. By mediating from the beginning of the case, preferably before either of you files in court, you avoid the delays, excessive legal bills, and trauma that result from the traditional adversarial court process. Most importantly, you protect your children from the turmoil of [...]

Move Over Mackenzie Bezos, There’s Another Billion-Dollar Divorce Settlement About To Happen – Celeb…

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Chey Tae-won, the former chairman of SK Group, South Korea's largest conglomerate and owner of the country's biggest mobile carrier and oil refiner, is getting a divorce from his wife Roh Soh-yeong. This is definitely not good news for Chey, as Roh is demanding 42.3% of his stake in SK Holdings. The shares she is asking for are worth about $1.2 billion, based on recent trading. If the settlement is approved, she would become the second-biggest shareholder in the company after Chey, much like Mackenzie Bezos and Amazon and her ex-husband Jeff Bezos. Chey has a net worth of $2.9 [...]

Born into care: guidelines to be developed for health and social work professionals – Family Law Wee…

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Home > News Rapid evidence review and case law review published by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory A rapid evidence review and a case law review published by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory (Nuffield FJO) demonstrate the acute pain and stress experienced by all involved in cases where a baby is removed from their mother at birth. The reviews follow previous Nuffield FJO research which revealed the increasing numbers of newborn babies who are subject to care proceedings in England and Wales – a figure that has more than doubled in the last decade. Many cases in the new reviews [...]