Financial Remedy & Divorce Update, May 2019 – Family Law Week

Posted May 20th, 2019 in divorce, families, financial dispute resolution, news, pensions, reasons by tracey

‘Rose-Marie Drury, Senior Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during April 2019.’

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Family Law Week, 14th May 2019

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Even more people set to benefit from online court reform – Ministry of Justice

‘New legislation making it even easier for court users to apply for small money claims or divorce online was unveiled in the House of Lords today (1 May 2019).’

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Ministry of Justice, 1st May 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Private Lives and Public Sorrows – Family Law Week

‘Hazel Wright, Partner with Hunters Solicitors, highlights three cases which have emphasised the usefulness to family lawyers of the Human Rights Act.’

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Family Law Week, 30th April 2019

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Paying for privacy? – Family Law

‘Stuart Clark, partner at The International Family Law Group LLP examines a recent Court of Appeal decision on privacy in family law cases and asks whether in practice anonymity is the preserve of only the very wealthy.’

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Family Law, 16th April 2019

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Giving hope to all concierges who date cosmetics heiresses – Transparency Project

‘Giving hope to all concierges who date cosmetics heiresses,* The Times tells us that ‘Concierge who wed Avon heiress wins £1.3 million despite pre-nup deal’.’

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Transparency Project, 11th April 2019

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

Parliament, not judges, should be helping separated parents – McFarlane – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 10th, 2019 in dispute resolution, divorce, families, judiciary, news, parliament, pilot schemes by sally

‘Resolving straightforward relationship difficulties between separated parents should not be a matter for judges, the president of the family division has said.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 10th April 2019

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

No-fault divorce: Could it increase rates? – BBC News

Posted April 10th, 2019 in divorce, families, news, reasons, statistics by sally

‘The introduction of “no-fault divorce” in England and Wales could reduce the time it takes for many couples to end their marriages. But what could that mean for divorce rates?’

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BBC News, 10th April 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

No-fault divorce law coming ‘as soon as parliamentary time allows’ – The Guardian

Posted April 9th, 2019 in bills, divorce, news, parliament by sally

‘Legislation for no-fault divorce will be introduced as soon as parliamentary time becomes available to end the “blame game” in marital breakdowns, the justice secretary has pledged.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Divorce to be wholly online “within months” – Legal Futures

‘Every family law practitioner will have felt the effects of court modernisation in their daily practice within a year, with the remaining parts of the divorce process moving online within months, the president of the Family Division has declared.’

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Legal Futures, 8th April 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Negligence claim over football club chairman’s divorce to proceed – Legal Futures

Posted April 5th, 2019 in divorce, drafting, law firms, negligence, news, substitution by tracey

‘A judge was wrong to stop a case against a law firm that had incorporated since potentially negligent advice was given when the wrong entity was named in the claim, the High Court has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 5th April 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Hotel porter awarded £1.3 million divorce payout from Avon heiress ex-wife – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 5th, 2019 in divorce, news, prenuptial agreements by tracey

‘A bankrupt hotel porter has been awarded a £1.3 million divorce payout from his Avon heiress wife after a judge ruled that the pre-nuptial agreement which left him penniless was unfair.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th April 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

No Fault divorces: a new reality? – Family Law

Posted March 7th, 2019 in consultations, divorce, families, marriage, news, reasons by tracey

‘Following mounting criticism from campaigners, the UK could witness the arrival of ‘no-fault divorces’ in the coming months, writes LexisNexis’ Catherine Gleave. The government is preparing a consultation to review the current divorce system, with a view to introduce a reform offer to estranged couples and give them the opportunity to end their marriage without the acrimony of fault-finding divorce proceedings. With such monumental change on the horizon, we discuss the impact of no-fault divorces and make predictions about what the change could mean for the legal world.’

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Family Law, 6th March 2019

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

High Court rejects evidence from law firm ‘whistleblower’ – Legal Futures

‘The president of the family division has rejected a wife’s application to admit the statement of a “whistleblower” inside her former husband’s legal team who sent the court privileged information.’

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Legal Futures, 5th March 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Long court delays lead to boom in private divorces – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 4th, 2019 in delay, divorce, family courts, news by sally

‘There has been a sharp rise in the number of divorcing couples opting to “go private” in order to avoid the delays and stresses of an over-stretched court system, lawyers have revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd March 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Selling matrimonial property – Family Law

Posted March 1st, 2019 in divorce, families, financial dispute resolution, housing, news by tracey

‘Following a separation with a spouse or partner, it is common for a property to be sold. Jason Weeks, CEO & Co-Founder of Vendorable.com, a global platform for real estate services, looks at this issue.’

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Family Law, 1st March 2019

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Analysis: Child Arrangement Order – Family Law

‘According to Azhar Hussain, solicitor-Advocate and head of family at Optimal Solicitors, a child arrangement order may be necessary to resolve disagreements regarding where and with who children will live, or how much time they will spend with a parent or other person with whom they do not live.’

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Family Law, 27th February 2019

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Analysis: Parental alienation and the new Cafcass assessment framework – Family Law

Posted February 27th, 2019 in children, divorce, families, news, parental responsibility, parental rights by tracey

‘Laura Hughes and Rebecca Dziobon, of Penningtons Manches LLP, discuss parental alienation, a form of psychological abuse against both the child and the rejected parent, and which is a concept that is becoming more recognised and understood in the UK.’

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Family Law, 27th February 2019

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Spousal maintenance orders: a meal ticket for life? – Family Law

Posted February 25th, 2019 in appeals, bills, children, cohabitation, divorce, families, financial provision, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘According to Sara Hunt, a knowledge lawyer at Farrer & co, the recent decision of the Supreme Court in Mills v Mills has highlighted the current debate regarding spousal maintenance in England and Wales. Press headlines have focused on the apparent “meal ticket for life” that such orders are said to provide.’

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Family Law, 25th February 2019

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

BC v BG – Challenging arbitration awards in divorce cases – Transparency Project

Posted February 20th, 2019 in arbitration, divorce, matrimonial home, news by sally

‘Divorcing couples who cannot agree how to divide their property can, as an alternative to costly and time consuming litigation, refer the matter to an arbitrator. But if one of them isn’t happy about the outcome, the matter could still end up in court. The recent case of BC v BG [2019] EWFC 7 considers the different ways this can happen, and confirms what should be the preferred approach.’

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Transparency Project, 19th February 2019

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

BC v BG – Cementing the future of arbitration – Family Law Week

Posted February 11th, 2019 in arbitration, divorce, families, financial dispute resolution, news by tracey

‘Julie Stather, barrister, Crown Office Row, Brighton considers the role of arbitration and what the future holds for the scheme.’

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Family Law Week, 8th February 2019

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk