Government rebuffs latest calls for no-fault divorce – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 17th, 2017 in divorce, news, parliament by sally

‘Widespread calls to reform divorce laws appear to be falling on deaf ears after the government confirmed it has no current plans to change existing legislation.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th February 2017

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Millionaire who killed his wife sued by sons for ‘profiting’ from murder – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2017 in appeals, children, divorce, domestic violence, families, murder, news, proceeds of crime by sally

‘A millionaire businessman who stabbed his wife to death in the midst of a bitter divorce row is being sued for £1.5m by his two sons.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2017

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Woman seeks to end 39-year marriage in Valentine’s Day court appeal – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2017 in appeals, divorce, news by sally

‘A 65-year-old woman who wants to divorce her husband of nearly 40 years is staging an “extraordinarily unusual” Valentine’s Day court fight.’

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The Guardian, 14th February 2017

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Divorces are skewed by judges’ outdated chivalry, says female peer pushing for cap on payments – Daily Telegraph

‘Judges are labouring under antiquated notions of chivalry in awarding women maintenance payments which extend years into the future, despite the fact that many divorcees go on to earn good salaries on their own, says a leading female peer.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2017

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Divorced parents who pit children against former partners ‘guilty of abuse’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 13th, 2017 in child abuse, children, divorce, family courts, news by sally

‘Divorced parents who “brainwash” their children against ex-partners are guilty of “abuse”, the head of the agency that looks after youngsters’ interests in family courts has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2017

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DB v PB: a reminder of potential effect of maintenance agreements – Family Law Week

‘Michael Allum, Solicitor with The International Family Law Group LLP, considers the implications of maintenance agreements in financial remedies cases.’

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Family Law Week, 3rd February 2017

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The Electronic Divorce Filing Pilot: An opportunity missed or a new horizon opening up? – Family Law Week

‘Stuart Clark, Associate, and David Hodson, Partner, both of The International Family Law Group LLP, describe what is known, and ask some questions, of the MoJ’s latest initiative to facilitate an online divorce system.’

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Family Law Week, 7th February 2017

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Costs: Reassessing the Starting Point – Family Law Week

Posted February 1st, 2017 in costs, divorce, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Mark Ablett, pupil barrister, 1 Garden Court Family Law Chambers considers the perennial problem of high levels of costs in financial remedies cases and proposes a new approach to help mitigate the problem.’

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Family Law Week, 27th January 2017

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Former banker ordered to hand over foreign pension income to ex-wife in landmark divorce ruling – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 27th, 2017 in divorce, financial provision, news, pensions by sally

‘former banker who blew his fortune on spread-betting was yesterday ordered to hand over income from a foreign pension to his ex-wife, in what lawyers said was a landmark ruling stopping divorcing spouses concealing assets offshore.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th January 2017

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Finance and Divorce Update, January 2017 – Family Law Week

Posted January 17th, 2017 in divorce, EC law, families, financial provision, legal aid, legal services, news by tracey

‘Claire Molyneux, Senior Associate and Naomi Shelton, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP, analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during December 2016.’

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Family Law Week, 12th January 2017

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Millionaire seeks greater share in divorce because he is a ‘genius’, prompting court to examine the meaning of the word – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2016 in appeals, divorce, financial provision, news by sally

‘When Oscar Wilde reputedly told a US customs official that he had nothing to declare but his genius, he was, it is assumed, joking.

But genius has become a term used in everyday life to describe everything from hot-housed children to footballers, pop stars and celebrity chefs.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2016

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How warring divorcees could face travel bans – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2016 in divorce, enforcement, financial provision, Law Commission, news, penalties by sally

‘Law reformers have called for fresh sanctions against divorcees who try to wriggle out of paying their ex-spouses.’

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BBC News, 16th December 2016

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Finance and Divorce Update, December 2016 – Family Law Week

‘Sue Brookes, Senior Associate for Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during November 2016.’

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Family Law Week, 3rd December 2016

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AI app that replaces lawyers “could be used in divorce cases” – Legal Futures

Posted November 22nd, 2016 in agreements, computer programs, divorce, drafting, legal services, news by sally

‘The technology behind an artificial intelligence (AI) app developed to help businesspeople draft confidentiality agreements will be extended to other commercial and consumer products such as wills, and may in time be suitable for family law cases, according to its creator.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd November 2016

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Corporeal freedom after death? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 21st, 2016 in children, consent, divorce, human rights, human tissue, news by sally

‘A great deal has been written about this case but few of the headlines reflect the humanity and sensitivity of the decision, which may not be ground breaking nor precedent setting, but reflects how the law should respond to individual wishes if those play out in a way that cannot harm anyone else. Post-mortem cryonics may have a certain morbid ring, but it is a matter of individual choice, provided the resources are there to pay for it. As the judge observed, it was:

“no surprise that this application is the only one of its kind to have come before the courts in this country, and probably anywhere else. It is an example of the new questions that science poses to the law, perhaps most of all to family law.”‘

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th November 2016

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Finance and Divorce Update November 2016 – Family Law Week

‘Claire Molyneux, Senior Associate and Naomi Shelton, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP, analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during October 2016.’

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Family Law Week, 13th November 2016

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Thum v Thum – WLR Daily

Posted November 8th, 2016 in civil procedure rules, delay, divorce, EC law, law reports, regulations, service by sally

Thum v Thum [2016] EWHC 2634 (Fam)

‘Having issued a divorce petition in the English courts on 26 October 2015 the wife made no attempt to serve the husband until, on 19 January 2016, she sent the papers to the relevant court office for service out of the jurisdiction. A typographical error contained within the details of the husband’s address caused effective service to be further delayed until 27 February 2016. The husband, having issued his own German divorce petition on 19 January 2016, applied to dismiss or stay the wife’s petition on the ground that she had failed “subsequently [to] take the steps required of her to effect service upon the respondent” in accordance with article 16 of Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 (“Brussels II revised”).’

WLR Daily, 21st October 2016

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New facts, ex-marriages and homeless applications – Nearly Legal

Posted November 8th, 2016 in divorce, homelessness, local government, news by sally

‘This was judicial review of Hillingdon’s refusal to accept a homeless application from Ms A.’

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Nearly Legal, 7th November 2016

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Family: financial needs on divorce – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 31st, 2016 in divorce, families, financial provision, news by sally

‘In June the Family Justice Council published Guidance on ‘Financial Needs’ on Divorce. It has been disseminated among judges and is essential reading for all practitioners undertaking financial remedy work.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 31st October 2016

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Special Educational Needs: Guidance given on approach where parents cannot agree on choice of school in SEN statement – Education Blog

Posted October 31st, 2016 in children, divorce, local government, news, special educational needs, Wales by sally

‘In SG v Denbighshire County Council and B (SEN) (Special Educational Needs: Special Educational Provision – naming school) [2016] UKUT 460 (AAC), the Upper Tribunal gave guidance on the approach to be taken where parents cannot agree on the choice of school to be named in Part 4 of a statement of special educational needs (“the Statement”).’

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Education Blog, 31st October 2016

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