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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David Maggs: Man, 71, who killed wife of 28 years in bed as he’d ‘just had enough’ is jailed – The Independent

Posted March 18th, 2022 in domestic violence, married persons, murder, news by tracey

‘A man who stabbed his wife more than 15 times as she lay in bed has been jailed for life, with a minimum term of twenty years, for her murder.’

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The Independent, 17th March 2022

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‘Surinder Singh’ Route to Close On 29 March 2022 – EIN Blog

Posted March 8th, 2022 in brexit, families, immigration, married persons, news by tracey

‘On 29 March 2022 at 2300 GMT, the route for British Citizens to make applications under the EU Settlement Scheme for family permits for their family members to return with or join them in the UK will close.’

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EIN Blog, 7th March 2022

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Pontypool murder: Husband found guilty after stabbing wife – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2022 in domestic violence, families, married persons, murder, news by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering his wife, stabbing her as she lay in bed.’

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BBC News, 1st February 2022

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Convicted murderer accused of killing wife tells court he had ‘perfect’ marriage – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2022 in domestic violence, families, married persons, murder, news by sally

‘A man convicted of murdering his fiancee, who is now accused of murdering his wife six years earlier, told a jury his marriage was “perfect” and that he tried to resuscitate his spouse after finding her collapsed in their garden.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2022

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Ex-Tory minister Andrew Griffiths raped his wife, family court judge finds – The Independent

‘A former Conservative minister has been found to have raped and physically abused his wife by a family court judge who considered evidence at a private trial.’

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The Independent, 10th December 2021

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Penelope Jackson guilty of murdering husband over dinner row – BBC News

‘A woman has been found guilty of murder after stabbing her husband to death following a row over a birthday meal.’

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BBC News, 30th October 2021

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Helen’s law: killer refused parole for failing to disclose where body hidden – The Guardian

‘A prisoner has become the first person to be refused parole under a new law that makes it harder for killers to be released if they refuse to reveal where they hid their victim’s body.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2021

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Murderer who killed wife in petrol fire is jailed – BBC News

‘A “controlling and jealous” man who used petrol to set fire to his estranged wife in her home has been jailed for a minimum of 32 years.’

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BBC News, 8th October 2021

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‘I see him for what he is now’: Rough sex defence trivialises violence says wife of sex choke killer – The Independent

‘The wife of a man recently sentenced to less than five years in prison for choking a woman to death in sex has said the “rough sex defence” trivialises violence against women.’

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The Independent, 30th September 2021

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The meaning of the term “associated person”- s.62 (3) of the Family Law Act 1996 – Becket Chambers

‘Why is it important to show that the parties are “associated persons” for the purposes of FLA 1996 (FLA 1996)?’

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Becket Chambers, 17th June 2021

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