Talking about Family Law

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  • We have seen that adultery is one of the ways of proving that a marriage has irretrievably broken down for the purpose of divorce proceedings, but what is adultery,...
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    Justice Secretary Liz Truss has announced that the government is giving courts the power to put an end to domestic violence victims being cross-examined by their alleged abusers in the...
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    The Court of Appeal has ruled against a heterosexual couple who wish to enter into a civil partnership, rather than get married. Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan challenged a...
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    Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans for a major programme of work leading towards bringing forward a Domestic Violence and Abuse Act. The programme of work will look...
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    We’ve seen what types of financial orders the court can make on divorce, but how does the court decide what orders to make? What are the factors the court...
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    In a case that has been described as “extraordinarily unusual” a wife has appealed against the refusal of the court to grant her a divorce. Tini Owens, who has...
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    Parental alienation, whereby one parent ‘brainwashes’ their child against the other parent, is “a form of neglect or child abuse”, according to Anthony Douglas, the Chief Executive of the Children...
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    An increasingly common issue in divorce proceedings is one party transferring assets abroad, in an attempt to defeat the other party’s financial claims. But is this a good idea,...
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    It has been well documented that the number of people divorcing in later life has been increasing in recent years, when divorce rates overall have generally been falling. What...
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    Domestic violence and abuse can take many forms, including not just physical violence but also controlling and coercive behaviour, such as depriving the victim of financial support, restricting their...
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    Cohabiting couples do not have the same rights as married couples when their relationship breaks down (there is no such thing as a “common law marriage”). In particular, they...
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    A new online divorce system is being piloted in the East Midlands Regional Divorce Centre in Nottingham. The pilot, which can run until the 28th of July, will test parts...
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