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The Children's Panel: What happens at a Children's hearing?

A campaign to recruit for the Children’s Panel in Aberdeen began last week and  will close on 15 September 2014.

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Still a single parent stigma

Three out of four single parents have personally experienced stigma and one in three say it is on the rise, according to new research from single parents’ charity Gingerbread.

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A look at ‘habitual residence’

The Supreme Court last month issued an interesting ruling on the question of ‘habitual residence’, finding that the High Court had jurisdiction to order the ‘return’ to this country of a small child who has never been present here, on the basis that he has British nationality.

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Bedroom tax penalises shared custody arrangements

Human rights organisation Liberty has announced it will seek Judicial Review of the Government’s controversial new “bedroom tax” policy based on the impact on separated families with shared custody of children.

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Increasing range of post-divorce parenting arrangement

A recent study in Australia has found that modern parenting schedules post-divorce show a greater sharing of parental responsibilities and richer paternal involvement than previously evident.

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Appeal court hears complex custody case

The Court of Appeal has recently presided over a complex child custody case between a gay man and his lesbian ex-wife and partner, reports the Daily Mail.

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The cost of CSA cases

The Government body responsible for child maintenance has revealed the scale of the cost of administering some Child Support Agency (CSA) cases. A typical case requiring a variety of actions to ensure the payment of maintenance can cost up to around £25,000 over 18 years.

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