"Do your kids a favor – don’t have any."

It could have been a quote from a family lawyer, but it is actually by American Comedy writer Robert Orben. It seemed apt in relation to my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog, which were all about children, primarily the problems that their parents (in the widest sense) can cause them:

Convicted father precluded from having contact with his children - The case ZX, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for Justice.

Family law and the ‘non-conventional’ family - As in Re B.

Child benefit and the ending of child support liability - The case DJ v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and TJ (CSM) (Child support - receipt of benefit).

Can a parent be forced to have contact? - I answer the oft-asked question.

Have a good weekend.