Talking about Family Law

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  • Torstein Hagen, the founder and Chairman of Viking Cruises, and his estranged wife Ellen-Karine are embroiled in a bitter and expensive divorce battle in the High Court in London....
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    As explained in this post, it is possible for a respondent to a divorce based upon five years’ separation to ask the court to dismiss the divorce, on the ground...
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    The Office for National Statistics (‘ONS’) has today published statistics for the number of divorces in England and Wales in 2015. The main points are : • There were 101,055 divorces...
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    As we have seen, one of the ways that you can show that a marriage has irretrievably broken down for the purpose of divorce proceedings is by proving that...
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    A wife who complained that an equal division of the matrimonial assets was not fair to her because of the short duration of the marriage and her greater contribution...
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    The Rt Hon David Lidington MP has been appointed as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, replacing the previous Lord Chancellor Elizabeth Truss. Mr Lidington responded to...
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    If you are unable to agree arrangements for your children following separation from the other parent, then you will need to apply to the court for a ‘child arrangements...
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    A man who believes that he has been unfairly treated by being ordered to pay maintenance to his ex-wife for life (unless she should remarry) is raising money via...
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    It is the nightmare of many separated parents: the other parent takes your child to another country without your permission and refuses to return them. What can you do...
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    We’ve seen here previously what kind of financial orders the court can make upon divorce, but what if the other party does not comply with the order? What can...
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    A recent case has highlighted the duty that the parties to family proceedings owe to the court. Family proceedings are governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010. The rules...
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    In his 17th and latest ‘View from the President’s Chambers’, his periodic update on the process of reform of the family justice system, the President of the Family Division has...
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