Pre-nuptial agreements ‘should be legally binding in divorce cases’ – The Guardian

Posted February 27th, 2014 in divorce, Law Commission, news, prenuptial agreements, reports by sally

‘Prenuptial agreements should be legally binding in divorce settlements, but only after the needs of the separating couple and any children have been taken into account, the Law Commission has recommended.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2014

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Pre-nuptial agreements – legal endorsement round the corner? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 20th, 2014 in divorce, married persons, news, prenuptial agreements by sally

‘The law in respect of pre-nuptial agreements is developing rapidly.

Parties have always been free to make their own agreements or arrangements in the past, but it has been an established truth that you cannot oust the jurisdiction of the court.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 20th February 2014

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Asaad v Kurter: The latest round in ‘non-marriage’ cases – is the tide turning? – Family Law Week

Posted February 14th, 2014 in conflict of laws, divorce, marriage, news by sally

‘Lily Mottahedan, barrister at 1 Hare Court, examines the court’s approach in determining whether a marriage was a “non-marriage” or a “void” or “valid” in the recent High Court judgment in Asaad v Kurter [2013] EWHC 3852 (Fam).’

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Family Law Week, 12th February 2014

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Family law in crisis – New Law Journal

‘Cuts to legal aid have thrown family proceedings into chaos, say Kim Beatson, Caroline Bowden & Ellen Lucas.’

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New Law Journal, 10th February 2014

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“Mandatory” mediation – not mandatory enough! – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 10th, 2014 in bills, case management, dispute resolution, divorce, domestic violence, legal aid, news by tracey

‘In recent weeks there has been widespread reporting of government measures to introduce “mandatory mediation” for separating couples. This will be brought in under the Children and Families Bill, which is due to come into force in April. So, what exactly will the proposals mean? Will they actually result in couples moving away courts, and resolving their disputes through mediation, as the government wants?’

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Halsburys Law Exchange, 10th February 2014

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Mediation is better – couples told as divorce rate rises – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 6th, 2014 in arbitration, divorce, news by sally

‘Thousands of couples who separate each year have been urged to spurn confrontational court battles and instead to try mediation to sort out disputes over finances and children – as new figures show divorce rates increased last year.’

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Ministry of Justice, 6th February 2014

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Prenuptial Agreements Latest Caselaw: Pandora’s Box Stays Closed… at least for now – Family Law Week

Posted February 6th, 2014 in divorce, financial provision, news, prenuptial agreements by sally

‘Wife fails in her challenge of a pre-nup entered into with her wealthy husband in respect of MPS and costs allowance.’

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Family Law Week, 5th February 2014

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Finance and Divorce Update – Family Law Week

Posted February 4th, 2014 in divorce, family courts, fees, financial provision, McKenzie friends, news by sally

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor and David Salter, Joint Head of Family Law at Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published in January.’

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Family Law Update, 2nd February 2014

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Gay couple threaten to sue UK government over same-sex marriage – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2014 in civil partnerships, divorce, equality, homosexuality, human rights, marriage, news by sally

‘A gay couple from Barnsley are threatening legal action against the government after discovering they will not be able to marry on 29 March, when the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act comes into force, because they are already in a civil partnership.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2014

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Judge pleads for warring family to end £1m legal dispute – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 27th, 2014 in children, costs, divorce, fees, financial dispute resolution, judges, news by sally

‘Judge Nicholas Francis QC says “untold misery” has resulted from the courtroom battle between Susan and Richard Shield and their children over who owns shares in the family’s RA Shield Holdings company’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th January 2014

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New law will keep separating parents and couples away from court – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 8th, 2014 in dispute resolution, divorce, families, news by sally

‘Separating parents and couples will be helped to avoid stressful court battles under a new law being introduced by the government.’

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Ministry of Justice, 7th January 2014

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Justice minister supports government plans for mandatory mediation – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2014 in arbitration, bills, divorce, news by sally

‘The new justice minister, Simon Hughes, whose departmental responsibilities include family law, has backed government plans to make mediation mandatory for separating couples.’

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The Guardian, 7th January 2014

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Finance and Divorce Update – Family Law Week

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor and David Salter, Joint Head of Family Law at Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published in December.’

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Family Law Week, 2nd January 2014

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Divorced wife ‘cheated out of millions after husband failed to reveal assets’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2013 in appeals, divorce, evidence, financial provision, news by tracey

‘A divorced wife claims her ex-husband misled her about the value of his computer software business to cheat her out of a multi-million-pound settlement. Alison Sharland, 46, says Charles, 53, convinced her to give up her claim to an equal share when they divorced.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th December 2013

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Judge Sir Paul Coleridge disciplined for stating views on traditional marriage – Daily Telegraph

‘A senior High Court judge has been disciplined for misconduct after speaking out over his support for traditional marriage.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2013

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Young v Young: can “eye-watering” divorce costs be justified? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘A 7 year divorce case culminating in a 20 day final hearing with £6.5m spent on one side’s legal costs alone. In the aftermath of Young v Young, what should be done by the judiciary and practitioners to make fees in family proceedings proportionate?’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 16th December 2013

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Aristocrat faces jail for years of drunken attacks on his wife – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 10th, 2013 in divorce, domestic violence, guilty pleas, news by tracey

‘Aristocrat from one of Britain’s most distinguished families is facing jail after he admitted beating his wife during 22 years of marriage.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th December 2013

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Finance and Divorce Update – Family Law Week

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor and David Salter, Joint Head of Family Law at Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published in November.’

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Family Law Week, 6th December 2013

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Young v Young – An Analysis of the Judgment – Family Law Week

Posted December 2nd, 2013 in bankruptcy, contempt of court, costs, disclosure, divorce, news by sally

‘Thomas Dudley, barrister, of 1 Garden Court Chambers provides a detailed guide to “as complicated a financial remedies case as has been dealt with by the courts”.’

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Family Law Week, 2nd December 2013

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What’s mine is mine… – New Law Journal

Posted November 26th, 2013 in cohabitation, divorce, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Ed Heaton explores the rights of cohabitants.’

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New Law Journal, 22nd November 2013

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