Talking about Family Law

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  • The House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee has today published a report looking at the effect of Brexit upon access to justice for families, individuals and businesses. The report...
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    The Supreme Court has allowed an appeal by three animal charities against a decision of the Court of Appeal to increase an award given to a woman out of...
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    Sadly when families break up grandparents are sometimes stopped from seeing their grandchildren by the parent looking after them. What rights do they have to re-establish contact? Grandparents do not automatically have the...
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    Pauline Chai, the former beauty queen and wife of Laura Ashley boss Dr Khoo Kay Peng, has told a judge in the High Court that she is seeking a...
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    A couple who were embroiled in a bitter divorce row over a holiday home in County Galway have settled their case. Michael and Margie Hanley both wanted to keep...
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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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