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Not Complying with Court Orders can be Expensive!

16 Apr 2019

Unfortunately we are seeing more and more cases where one party is either not complying with a Court Order in its entirety or, is picking and choosing which parts of the Order they will adhere to. This can be a very expensive risk to take. In a recent Judgement of CM and CM 2019 EWSC 16 , the…

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Protection from Forced Marriage

03 Apr 2019

The media have recently reported on the protection for girls from forced marriage by increasing the minimum age to 18 years. Campaigners have raised the issue regarding children marrying at the age of 16 years with parental consent as remaining vulnerable to forced marriage. Conservative MP Pauline…

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What would a no-deal Brexit mean for Family Law?

13 Mar 2019

The Law Society has recently published guidance for Solicitors to highlight the changes in both civil and commercial cooperation that is likely to occur should the UK leave the EU without having reached any agreement on the 29th March 2019. The result of the UK and the EU failing to reach a…

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The most expensive divorce in history

11 Jan 2019

The world will now see the most expensive divorce in history. The Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife are to divorce after 25 years of marriage. The founder and CEO of US online retail empire Amazon is the world's richest man, worth $137bn (£107bn). Mr Bezos has claimed in his Twitter…

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Divorced women over 50 left behind with pension value by £100,000

09 Jan 2019

Divorced women over 50 end up with pensions worth £100,000 less than their ex partners The press has recently reported that divorced women over 50 end up with pensions worth £100,000 less than their ex-partners. This is very worrying, but unfortunately this is something that is often…

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Ministry of Justice proposal to test a 6 months wait for Divorce

19 Dec 2018

The Ministry of Justice wants to test a minimum six-month wait for a Decree Absolute to be granted. The basis of this is that the Ministry of Justice thinks this will allow a sufficient period for most couples to consider the implications of divorce and reach a practical agreement on arrangements whilst…

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Maintenance within Financial Remedy Proceedings

19 Dec 2018

A wife challenged a recent Court of Appeal decision to end periodic payments from her ex-husband. The Supreme Court confirmed it's refusal for permission to appeal because the application did not raise an arguable point of law. The decision means family lawyers will have to wait for further…

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"DIVORCE DAY": is it a Myth?

13 Dec 2018

The first working Monday of the New Year has been dubbed "Divorce Day" by the press, as it is claimed to be the busiest day of the year for family lawyers, with unhappy couples queuing up to formally end their marriage - but is this just a myth? Whilst the idea of people queuing up to end…

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Legal Aid Cuts and the Impact for Family Law Cases

27 Nov 2018

The President of the Family Division of the High Court, Sir Andrew McFarlane, in an interview with  The Times  highlights the negative impact on family law proceedings because of cuts to legal aid fees. Being able to commission an expert opinion from a doctor or child psychologist for family court…

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