This 11 page English law paper looks at a case study supplied by the student and answers family law questions with specific attention paid to the Children’s Act 1989. The paper advises a mother who wants to escape her violent husband and take her children wither, but is worried about money. The paper then advises a grandparent on how the rights they may have to retain contact or even gain a residency order. The paper then advises a 13 boy who is the brother of a sick child who does not want to undergo surgery for a bone marrow transplant to help his brother. The paper then looks at the rights of a man who may have fathered a child with a married woman, but does not know if he is the father. The last part of the paper looks at the options available to social services when they believe a child is at risk. The bibliography cites 20 sources.
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Samantha and Gordon are married, Samantha has twins from a former marriage and there is no mention of any adoption proceedings. We will
assume, Gordon, Samanthas husband is only a step parent to the children and has not adopted them. Gordon has discovered Samantha has had an affair with Ramesh, as a result
he has beaten her. Samantha wants to start a new life in Scotland. Samantha also has a third child, Alia, whom Ramesh believes he fathered, and wants to retain contact.
At the same time Tara, Samanthas mother, also wants to retain contact. To complicate matters further Samantha and Gordon have had a child that died in suspicion circumstances and now
one of the twins has leukaemia and needs a bone marrow transplant from the other unwilling twin. To look at this we will need to consider the rights and position
of each person with specific attention paid to the Childrens Act 1989. Samantha. Samantha wants to leave and go to Scotland but is worried about the financial consequences.
It is apparent that there is the need for income in terms of support for Samantha and the three children. There is no mention of joint property or the family
home so we will assume there are no assets of this nature in this case. We will also assume that Samanthas former partner and parent to the twins is no
to be considered. In terms of the financial arrangements and orders that Samantha can seek there are orders for a spouse and also orders for the support of the
children to be considered. Support for the spouse may be granted by a court under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. Section 23