LiPs: a perfect storm in the divorce courts? – New Law Journal

Posted March 10th, 2017 in case management, divorce, litigants in person, news by sally

‘Iqbal v Iqbal provides a salutary example of the consequences that can occur in the absence of legal representation, as Shlomit Glaser & Tim Jones report.’

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New Law Journal, 9th March 2017

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Divorce Jurisdiction after Brexit – Family Law Week

Posted March 8th, 2017 in divorce, EC law, jurisdiction, news by tracey

‘An EU law working group, comprising 15 international family law experts, considers the basis on which couples should be able to engage the jurisdiction of the UK courts in order to divorce, following the UK’s departure from the European Union.’

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Family Law Week, 7th march 2017

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Men ‘bullied’ out of generous divorce settlements by breadwinning wives – Daily Telegraph

‘Men are being awarded more generous divorce payouts with some also receiving ongoing payments from their ex-wives, lawyers say.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2017

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Inside Britain’s sharia councils: hardline and anti-women – or a dignified way to divorce? – The Guardian

Posted March 2nd, 2017 in divorce, islamic law, news, tribunals, women by sally

‘Sharia councils say they offer Muslim women a way out of religious marriage but critics argue this parallel legal system can leave vulnerable people trapped in abuse. Here is a rare look behind the scenes.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2017

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How to prevent a Decree being made Absolute – Family Law Week

Posted February 28th, 2017 in divorce, family courts, news by tracey

‘Byron James, barrister, Expatriate Law (Dubai) / Fourteen, reviews the law, practice and procedure relating to the prevention of a decree made absolute in divorce proceedings.’

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Family Law Week, 21st February 2017

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Don’t use dyslexia as an excuse, judge tells ‘bully’ businessman in divorce case as he says ‘even Albert Einstein had dyslexia’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 22nd, 2017 in autism, divorce, dyslexia, family courts, judges, news, private hearings by sally

‘A businessman embroiled in a bitter divorce case with his estranged wife has been criticised by a judge for using his dyslexia as an excuse, telling him “even Einstein had dyslexia”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st February 2017

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Finance and Divorce Update, February 2017 – Family Law Week

Posted February 21st, 2017 in appeals, divorce, financial provision, news by sally

‘Sue Brookes, and Rose-Marie Drury, both Senior Associates with Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during January 2017.’

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Family Law Week, 10th February 2017

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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

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk