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The man had argued that, under the terms of his divorce, he was entitled to about £75,000 of his ex-mother-in-law’s money. That was on the basis that, when he divorced her daughter, the latter had agreed that he should have an equal share of any inheritance which she received from her mother which exceeded £100,000.
When the woman died, she left £100,000 to her daughter and most of the rest
The father's young son had been placed for adoption by a judge and his response was to mount a terrifying campaign against professionals involved in the case. He sent a series of 14 emails, asking social workers, "How do you sleep at night?" and telling them, amongst other things, "Soon your tyranny will end."
The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, said that the emails had ‘a pervading
In each of the cases, the petitioner or the respondent had given his or her address as a ‘flat’ in Maidenhead and claimed to be habitually resident in England and Wales. The scam was designed to side-step tougher divorce laws in Italy and was disguised by petitions being issued at county courts the length and breadth of the country.
Police swooped on the ‘flat’ after an eagle-eyed court clerk spotted
Both parents were highly vulnerable, and medical professionals had no idea that the mother was pregnant before she gave birth. It was unclear whether she had concealed her pregnancy or was genuinely unaware that she was having a baby. However, social workers decided that the little girl – H – was 'at risk of significant harm' and the couple were prevented from taking her home from the hospital.