‘Meal ticket for life’ bid backfires as divorcee loses £175,000 a year from ex-husband – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 12th, 2018 in appeals, divorce, financial provision, news by sally

‘An attempt by a divorcee to have a “meal ticket for life” backfired after a High Court Judge ruled her maintenance payments should cease after just three years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th April 2018

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Divorce – how narcissists are tackled by the family courts in England and Dubai – Family Law

Posted April 6th, 2018 in divorce, mental health, news by sally

The narcissist is a challenge for both family court judges and the object of the narcissist’s regime of control and coercion. Faced with an arch deceiver, judges, however experienced they are in identifying dishonesty and manipulation, regularly fall victim to a personality hell bent on winning; but not in Dubai it seems.

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Family Law, 6th April 2018

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Hart v Hart: what led the court to order the ultimate sanction? – Family Law

Posted March 26th, 2018 in contempt of court, divorce, elderly, financial provision, imprisonment, news by tracey

‘Anyone reading that John Hart, an 83-year-old man with prostate cancer, had been sent to prison by a High Court judge might naturally raise an eye-brow in surprise. However, HHJ Wildblood QC did just that following judgments at [2018] EWHC 548 (Fam), [2018] EWHC 549 (Fam) and dated 23 February and 18 March 2018 respectively. These decisions are the latest in the long-running saga in the Hart v Hart divorce which has now been ongoing in various guises for some six and a half years.’

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Family Law, 23rd March 2018

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Speech by Sir James Munby: Changing families – family law yesterday, today and tomorrow – a view from south of the Border – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by Sir James Munby: Changing families – family law yesterday, today and tomorrow – a view from south of the Border.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 21st March 2018

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Villiers v Villiers: An Update – Family Law Week

Posted March 23rd, 2018 in choice of forum, divorce, financial provision, jurisdiction, news, Scotland by tracey

‘Michal Horton and Alex Laing, both of Coram Chambers, report on the latest developments in a case that has attracted widespread attention in the press.’

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Family Law Week, 22nd March 2018

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Take the blame out of divorce to help those trapped in ‘loveless’ marriages, says top family judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 23rd, 2018 in divorce, judges, marriage, news, reasons by tracey

‘No-fault divorce should be introduced to help women who are “trapped in a loveless marriage”, Britain’s top family judge has suggested.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2018

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Take the blame out of divorce to help those trapped in ‘loveless’ marriages, says top family judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 22nd, 2018 in appeals, divorce, judges, news, speeches, Supreme Court, women by sally

‘No-fault divorce should be introduced to help women who are “trapped in a loveless marriage”, Britain’s top family judge has suggested.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2018

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Millionaire jailed for contempt of court over divorce deal – The Guardian

Posted March 16th, 2018 in contempt of court, divorce, elderly, news by tracey

‘A wealthy property developer has been jailed for 14 months for contempt of court in relation to his divorce settlement.’

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The Guardian, 15th March 2018

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Judge orders husband in bitter divorce case to stop emailing wife’s solicitor – Legal Futures

Posted March 15th, 2018 in divorce, electronic mail, harassment, news, restraining orders, solicitors by tracey

‘A High Court judge has issued a restraining order to stop a man in a long-running divorce case from contacting his former wife’s solicitor on her private email address.’

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Legal Futures, 14th March 2018

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Finance & Divorce Update March 2018 – Family Law Week

Posted March 15th, 2018 in divorce, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Rose-Marie Drury, senior associate, Mills & Reeve LLP, analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during February 2018.’

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Family Law Week, 9th March 2018

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Divorce? You may regret it if you don’t ask for legal advice – Family Law

Posted March 12th, 2018 in agreements, damages, divorce, financial provision, mental health, news by sally

‘Yedina v Yedin and another [2017] EWHC 3319 (Ch) was an interesting case which highlighted the importance of seeking advice from a family lawyer when planning to divorce.’

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Family Law, 9th March 2018

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Solicitor who lied about property during own divorce is struck off – Legal Futures

Posted February 22nd, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, disqualification, divorce, news, solicitors, tribunals by sally

‘A partner in a South Yorkshire law firm who failed to disclose on the financial statement for his own divorce proceedings ownership of a second property has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Legal Futures, 21st February 2018

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Husband guilty of harassment after repeatedly contacting estranged wife with stream of mundane messages – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 7th, 2018 in divorce, harassment, married persons, news by tracey

‘A husband who said he tried to save on legal fees by contacting his wife directly during their bitter divorce has been convicted of harassment.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2018

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Rich couple’s divorce battle a waste of time, says UK judge – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2018 in arson, divorce, insurance, news by sally

‘A divorce battle between a couple who have spent almost £2m on lawyers’ fees while fighting over assets worth £6.6m at most, has been described as a “scandalous waste of court time” by a judge.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2018

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Attempting modernisation: the Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill – Family Law

‘Momentum is growing for the modernisation of the statutory approach to the financial division of assets on divorce, the recognition of pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and an overhaul of spousal maintenance. Over the last few years the great and the good have been beavering away in an attempt to find the Holy Grail, a way of modernising family law to provide more certainty and clarity.’

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Family Law, 2nd February 2018

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What does family mediation involve? – Family Law

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in arbitration, divorce, families, news by sally

‘This month thousands of couples across the country discovered that the Christmas holiday had been the last straw for their failing relationship, and decided to call time on their marriage. But what do they do next? Family Mediation Week runs from 22-26 January, aiming to highlight exactly what family mediation entails.’

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Family Law, 19th January 2018

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Co-op launches even quicker online divorce service – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2018 in divorce, electronic filing, news by sally

‘Couples seeking “quickie divorces” can make the process even speedier as a result of a new online service launched by the Co-op.’

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The Guardian, 16th January 2018

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How we can cut the cost of divorce – Family Law Week

Posted January 16th, 2018 in arbitration, costs, divorce, news by tracey

‘Hazel Wright, Partner and Accredited Mediator with Hunters Solicitors considers the cost benefits of a “no fault” divorce regime.#

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Family Law Week, 12th January 2018

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Finance and Divorce Update, January 2018 – Family Law Week

‘Sue Brookes, Senior Associate with Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during December 2017.’

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Family law Week, 10th January 2018

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Divorce in the era of cryptocurrency: Bitcoin and non-disclosure – Family Law

Posted January 11th, 2018 in disclosure, divorce, fees, internet, news by tracey

‘Bitcoin is a form of digital currency developed in 2009. It is created and held electronically in a decentralized system meaning that no one and no government controls it. Bitcoins aren’t printed but are ‘mined’ by both people and businesses using software that solves complex mathematical problems. Prone to volatility, Bitcoin hit the news last month after it reached an all-time high then dropped in value by almost 20% in a time period of only 90 minutes. Despite its erratic nature, the interest and investment in Bitcoin is rapidly growing and with more people holding Bitcoin, it is likely to be a far more common asset in divorce proceedings. Further, the extra privacy given to Bitcoin holders, as opposed to those who hold money in a bank, has led to many discussions on whether it will be the case that non-disclosers in divorce proceedings will increasingly try to hide assets through Bitcoin.’

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Family Law, 11th January 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk