Man, 90, not guilty of attempting to murder wife- BBC News

Posted September 7th, 2022 in attempted murder, married persons, news, wounding by sally

A 90-year-old man has been found not guilty of trying to murder his unwell wife, after she woke him up one night.

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BBC News, 6th September 2022

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Man jailed for attacking blind wife with meat cleaver – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for nine years after striking his blind wife in the head with a meat cleaver.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2022

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Somerset murderer’s parole application under review – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2022 in married persons, murder, news, parole, victims by tracey

‘A man sentenced to life in prison for murdering his wife is to have his parole application considered.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2022

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Capital Gains Tax: transfers of assets between spouses and civil partners in the process of separating – Family Law

Posted August 19th, 2022 in capital gains tax, civil partnerships, divorce, families, married persons, news by tracey

‘The government has published proposals to change the rules that apply to transfers of assets between spouses and civil partners who are in the process of separating. It provides that they be given up to three years in which to make no gain or no loss transfers of assets between themselves when they cease to live together; and unlimited time if the assets are the subject of a formal divorce agreement.’

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Family Law, 19th August 2022

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Man found guilty of murdering his wife four days after their wedding – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2022 in domestic violence, families, married persons, murder, news by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering his wife and stuffing her body in a suitcase just days after their wedding.’

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The Guardian, 10th August 2022

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Eileen Barrott death: Life sentence for husband who killed wife – BBC News

‘A man who killed his wife in a “final act of control” and then went on the run has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2022

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‘Controlling’ Leeds man who killed wife jailed for at least 21 years – The Guardian

‘A “coercive and controlling” husband who murdered his wife when he realised she was trying to break free from what was a toxic relationship has been jailed for at least 21 years.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2022

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Dawn Walker death: Husband killed wife after wedding, court told – BBC News

Posted July 26th, 2022 in domestic violence, married persons, murder, news by sally

‘A husband killed his wife shortly after their wedding and stuffed her body into a suitcase, a court has been told.’

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BBC News, 25th July 2022

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Retired farmer jailed for at least 18 years for murdering wife in 1982 – The Guardian

‘An 89-year-old retired pig farmer who tried to blame the serial killer Fred West for the disappearance of his wife in 1982 has been jailed for a minimum of 18 years after being found guilty of murdering her and dumping her body in a septic tank.’

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The Guardian, 20th July 2022

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A guide to protecting non-matrimonial assets in divorce – Family Law

‘A key consideration in any divorce is how to divide your assets. Assets which are acquired or built up during the marriage (matrimonial or marital assets) are generally divided equally. But what if you came into the marriage with significant premarital wealth or received a substantial inheritance before or after your separation? You may feel that it is unfair for these assets to be divided at all, and you may want to protect them in the event of a divorce.’

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Family Law, 6th July 2022

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Article by Tonicha Allen and Anna Chambers: No Fault Divorce, Help or Hindrance? – Park Square Barristers

Posted May 23rd, 2022 in chambers articles, divorce, families, marriage, married persons, news by sally

‘On the 6th of April 2022 to the delight of many family practitioners, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (DDSA 2020) instigated a momentous change to divorce proceedings. No fault divorce is now a legitimate way to end a marriage.’

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Park Square Barristers, 11th May 2022

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When can parental responsibility be removed from a terrible parent? – Transparency Project

‘In the summer of 2021, Jade Ward was killed by her estranged husband Russell Marsh at their family home. He is now serving a life sentence for her murder. She leaves behind four little boys who are now being raised by her mother and other family members. This is not an isolated tragedy. Each year, many women are killed by their partners or former partners, and it is likely that many of those will have children.’

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Transparency Project, 18th May 2022

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Withholding religious divorce controlling and coercive behaviour: Moher – Law & Religion UK

‘In 2021, the UK Parliament passed amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill and the Serious Crime Act which stipulated that withholding a Get can constitute a violation of those laws. The draft statutory guidance under the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 recognised that withholding a religious divorce both by Muslim and Jewish husbands may constitute controlling or coercive behaviour and a form of spiritual abuse which could lead the husband to be imprisoned. This development was in reaction to various calls for action to tackle the issue of ‘chained wives’ in religious communities.’

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Law & Religion UK, 17th May 2022

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Randhawa v Randhawa: set aside of Decree Absolute on the finding of forged divorce document – Family Law

Posted April 29th, 2022 in divorce, families, family courts, forgery, married persons, news, service, setting aside by tracey

‘The case of Randhawa v Randhawa (Divorce: Decree Absolute, Set Aside, Forgery) [2022] EWFC B7 which came before HHJ Moradifar is most definitely an interesting case, and whilst the facts of this case might not represent many family situations, with increasing numbers of international couples, the issue of whether a divorce is valid is far more common than many think.’

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Family Law, 28th April 2022

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Some practical pitfalls with England’s new divorce law – Family Law

Posted April 29th, 2022 in divorce, families, family courts, marriage, married persons, news by tracey

‘From 6 April 2022 England and Wales has a new divorce law, so-called no-fault. It is the most significant divorce law change since 1969. It introduces an entirely new basis of obtaining a divorce and a new timetable. It will have different consequences for the applicant and the respondent. It allows joint petitions and joint applications for the final divorce. Service will be invariably by email as default service method. In any event, divorce itself is now an almost entirely online process. Nevertheless, however welcome this new law, there are significant flaws in its operation and application, particularly with the adverse impact on the respondent. This note looks at some of these pitfalls in practice.’

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Family Law, 28th April 2022

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Russell Marsh guilty of estranged wife Jade Marsh’s murder – BBC News

Posted April 7th, 2022 in domestic violence, families, married persons, murder, news by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering his estranged wife a week after she ended their relationship.’

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BBC News, 6th April 2022

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No-Fault Divorce: Who’s to blame? – 33 Bedford Row

Posted April 6th, 2022 in chambers articles, divorce, families, married persons, news by sally

‘Today [5 April], the long-awaited Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 has finally come into force, and in this article, we look at what this will mean for divorce applications going forward.’

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33 Bedford Row, 5th April 2022

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No-fault divorce: rush expected as new law introduced in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2022 in divorce, families, married persons, news by sally

‘Lawyers are expecting a surge in applications from separating couples when no-fault divorce is introduced in England and Wales on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2022

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Salford man jailed after refusing to grant his wife Jewish religious divorce – The Guardian

‘The owner of a property company has been jailed for 18 months for controlling or coercive behaviour after refusing to grant his wife a religious divorce.’

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The Guardian, 1st April 2022

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Home Office stops married couple being together for birth of first child – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2022 in birth, freedom of movement, immigration, married persons, news by tracey

‘A married couple have been left “broken” and in “shock” after being barred by the Home Office from being together for the birth of their first baby, due in the next few days.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2022

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