The forthcoming holiday season provides an opportunity for families to spend time together. Sadly, it can also exacerbate tensions which may result in them breaking apart. Such division can have long-lasting consequences for the adults involved and for any children.
For most children, summer conjures up thoughts of carefree, school-free days in the sunshine, holidays and fun. Sadly, some of their parents do not feel as upbeat. It's not just that they recognise the intricacies involved in balancing childcare and jobs, the effect of boisterous kids on their eardrums or the expense of keeping offspring entertained until they return to the classroom.
The number of international family disputes requiring the involvement of UK courts has almost quadrupled in the space of only four years, according to a report published by one of this country's most senior judges.
Unfortunately, it's not just the rich and famous who show a cavalier attitude towards supporting their offspring. It is an all too common problem, made worse in some cases because the reluctant parent lives abroad. If it is difficult to claim from an ex in your own country, it proves even more challenging when they live somewhere with a different language and legal system.
British families whose children are abducted abroad by one parent or other family members are being warned they may never
As Family lawyers know only too well, it is not always easy for couples to remain calm and composed when they split up.
"I Beg You Not To Forget Me" How British Law Is Powerless To Help More Than 100,000 Abducted Children
When Alison Shalaby's seven-year-old daughter was taken to Egypt by her ex-husband, she found it hard to believe that after
The distress when a single child goes missing is enormous for the families involved. Imagine the scale of upset, then, given the suggestion by one charity that more than 130,000 children go missing in the UK each year. The figures quoted by Parents and Abducted Children Together (PACT) are staggering, beyond many people's comprehension.
The increasing ease with which people can move abroad to live and work has led to a rise in relationships between individuals of different nationalities.
Violent war-themed video games could be subject to The Geneva and Hague war crimes conventions, according toThe International