Funding Freshers – who pays for an older child’s university tuition fees on divorce? – Family Law

‘This month thousands of people up and down the country found out whether they had done enough to get into their university of choice. After a long, hard slog involving many sacrificed weekends and evenings, Freshers’ Week will no doubt provide some much needed light relief before it’s time to do it all over again over the next three to four years.’

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Family Law, 28th August 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Child Support Update – Family Law Week

Posted March 2nd, 2018 in child support, news by tracey

‘Jody Atkinson TEP, barrister at St John’s Chambers, Bristol, takes stock of the developments in child support law and practice and considers the implications for parents.’

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Family Law Week, 1st March 2018

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Jurisdiction and quantum of global maintenance order (AB v CD) – Family Law

‘Family analysis: Did the court, in deciding on financial provision, have jurisdiction to make a global maintenance order? Liz Cowell, partner at McAlister Family Law, looks at the issues of ‘global’ and ‘Segal’ orders in the recent case of AB v CD [2017] EWHC 3164 (Fam), [2017] All ER (D) 50 (Dec).’

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Family Law, 5th January 2018

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Can the court order global maintenance? – Family Law

Posted December 18th, 2017 in child support, financial provision, foreign jurisdictions, news by sally

‘A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, the Thatcher Government fixed its sights on child maintenance. In January 1990, in what was to be her last year in office, Mrs Thatcher (as she then was) spoke about the scandal that ‘…nearly four out of five lone mothers claiming income support received no maintenance from the fathers. No father should be able to escape from his responsibility and that is why the Government is looking at ways of strengthening the system for… making the arrangements for recovering maintenance more effective’ (National Children’s Homes Memorial Lecture, 17 January 1990).’

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Family Law, 14th December 2017

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Financial claims for children following parental separation: child maintenance and Schedule 1 – Family Law

Posted November 6th, 2017 in child support, judges, legislation, news, statutory interpretation by tracey

‘In the recent case of Green v Adams [2017] EWFC 24 Mr Justice Mostyn discussed the constraints of child support and the perceived shortcomings in the latest child maintenance regime (introduced by the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008).’

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Family Law, 3rd Niovember 2017

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Child support legal loophole is closed – The Guardian

Posted October 30th, 2017 in child support, families, government departments, legislation, news by sally

‘Parents will no longer be able to use a legal loophole to dodge paying child maintenance under new rules to be rolled out within months.’

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The Guardian, 29th October 2017

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Senior judge: Fathers with valuable homes should pay more child support – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 7th, 2017 in child support, judges, news by sally

‘Estranged fathers with expensive homes should be forced to pay more towards the upbringing of their children, one of Britain’s most senior family judges has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2017

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Watchdog finds £3bn in child support arrears may never be collected – The Guardian

‘At least £3bn in child maintenance payments ordered by the former Child Support Agency (CSA) may never be paid, the Whitehall spending watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 28th March 2017

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iPhone evidence ‘could be more effective than court hearing’ – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Resolving neighbour disputes using iPhone evidence and a video hearing might be more effective than the parties travelling several miles to court, a senior government official has said, outlining significant developments to modernise the justice system.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 21st July 2016

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Finance & Divorce Update December 2015 – Family Law Week

‘Edward Heaton, Principal Associate and Jane Booth, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during November 2015.’

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Family Law Week, 6th December 2015

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‘Well-known’ footballer wins legal battle to have £60k-a-year child maintenance halved – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 29th, 2015 in appeals, child support, financial provision, news by sally

‘Unnamed player in his early 30s in High Court victory as judge cuts total maintenance he must pay to support children aged 10 and five to £30k.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th October 2015

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Father killed himself after being asked for £11,000 child support, inquest told – The Guardian

Posted June 5th, 2015 in child support, children, divorce, financial provision, inquests, news, suicide by sally

‘A father hanged himself after receiving letters from the Child Support Agency demanding £11,000 in backdated maintenance payments for his son, an inquest has heard.’

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The Guardian, 4th June 2015

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Man wins £39k over IVF baby deceit – BBC News

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in assisted reproduction, child support, children, damages, deceit, news, paternity by sally

‘A woman who conned her former husband into believing he was the father of her IVF baby has been ordered to pay £39,000 in damages at the High Court.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2015

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Schedule 1 – Child Maintenance – Tanfield Chambers

Posted March 19th, 2015 in child support, news, periodical payments, regulations by sally

‘S 8 of the Child Support Act 1991 (CSA 1991) circumscribes the role of the courts in deciding child maintenance. This act trumps the provisions in the MCA 1973 and Children Act 1989 s 15 / Schedule l save in certain circumstances (e.g. where an existing maintenance order has been made less than one year earlier – s 4 (10) (aa) CSA 1991). The combined effect of s10 CSA 1991 and § 3 (1) of the Child Support (Maintenance Arrangements and Jurisdiction) Regulations 1992 (SI 1992/2645) is that from the effective date of a maintenance calculation made pursuant to CSA 1991, any existing court order ceases to have effect.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 20th February 2015

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Finance & Divorce Update – Family Law Week

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor of Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the financial remedies and divorce news and cases from January 2015.’

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Family Law Week, 19th February 2015

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Schedule 1 to The Children Act 1989: Not Just for Wags – Family Law Week

‘Anita Mehta, barrister of Crown Office Row, Brighton, argues that Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989 applications should not be regarded as the domain of footballers’ girlfriends or the uber-wealthy but as a powerful tool for meeting children’s needs in a wide variety of cases.’

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Family Law Week, 6th February 2015

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Finance & Divorce Update – Family Law Week

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor of Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published by Family Law Week during September.’

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Family Law Week, 5th October 2014

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Child Support – What Is Going On? – Family Law Week

Posted March 13th, 2014 in child support, fees, government departments, news by tracey

‘Jody Atkinson TEP, barrister at St John’s Chambers, Bristol, considers the ongoing changes to the Child Support Act system.’

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Family Law Week, 12th March 2014

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Geraldine Morris looks at the changes ahead for family law & predicts some new developments – New Law Journal

‘Lawyers may not always think of themselves as business people; family lawyers in particular are often very client focused, looking to achieve the best outcome for parties who are going through what will often be one of the worst periods of their lives. It can be hard, when weighed down with a busy caseload, to peak above the parapet and take time to reflect on how family law is changing. All businesses change over time, some faster than others. Change within the family law justice system has accelerated at an incredible pace in the last few years and 2014 will be no exception.’

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New Law Journal, 22nd January 2014

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Changes to Child Maintenance – Family Law Week

Posted September 4th, 2013 in child support, financial provision, news, parental responsibility by sally

“Anna Heenan, Solicitor at Gregg Latchams LLP explains the latest changes to the child support regime.”

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Family Law Week, 3rd September 2013

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk