Tagged: Family

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Converting civil partnerships to marriage

The Government has announced the position in relation to same-sex marriages for those already in a civil partnership following the enactment of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013. From 10 December 2014, same-sex...

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Deaf Relay Interpreters in care proceedings

Further to this post, ThirtyNine Essex Street has published more detail about Re C (A child), a 2014 case that was mentioned in our previous post. In this case, a deaf couple; the father...

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Using inappropriately qualified SL interpreter was infringement of Article 6 of human rights

In Re R [2014] EWCC B41 (Fam), 14 March 2014, the County Court adjourned the local authority’s application for a care order because they had used an inappropriately qualified sign language interpreter during the...

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Unreasonable behaviour

One of the facts to support an application for divorce (i.e. that a marriage has irretrievely broken down) is “unreasonable behaviour” through section 1(2) of the Matrimonial Causes Act, which provides that the court...