Talking about Family Law

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  • In the last week statistics on divorce have been published by both the Office for National Statistics (‘ONS’) and the Ministry of Justice (‘MoJ’). They paint a conflicting picture...
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    A husband involved in financial remedy proceedings has been ordered by a judge not to pay any money to his lawyers, unless he pays an equal amount to his wife’s...
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    As anticipated here last week, the Government has announced a consultation on the introduction of no-fault divorce. Proposals detailed in the consultation include: • retaining the sole ground for...
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    It has been reported that the Lord Chancellor David Gauke is set to announce a consultation on no-fault divorce, in which he will call for the existing fault-based system...
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    The Supreme Court has held that a mother should be entitled to widowed parent’s allowance following the death of her partner, despite the fact that she was not married...
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    A new film starring Dame Emma Thompson has led to a call for the mandatory provision of independent advocates for children. The film, The Children Act, is based upon a...
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    The Child Poverty Action Group (‘CPAG’) has published its latest Cost of a Child report, showing what it costs to raise a child to age 18, based on what the...
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    At least two national newspapers have reported this week of a poll indicating that three in ten divorcing couples exaggerate faults in their marriage, in order to get a...
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    A High Court judgment in relation to an Islamic marriage has caused confusion in some quarters, with it being reported that the judgment means that such marriages will be...
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    Sir Andrew McFarlane has taken up his position as President of the Family Division, following the retirement of his predecessor, Sir James Munby. Sir Andrew, who recently won an ‘outstanding...
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    The Supreme Court has today refused the appeal by Tini Owens against the refusal of the court to grant her a divorce. Mrs Owens issued divorce proceedings on the basis that Mr...
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    It was originally expected to be a case that might change the law on the so-called ‘meal ticket for life‘, whereby one spouse is ordered to pay maintenance to...
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