Talking about Family Law

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  • As we have said here before: it’s the question to which anyone involved in divorce proceedings wants to know the answer: how long will it take? The latest statistics published...
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    A recent case has raised serious issues as to whether anyone else, including the court and the other party to any court proceedings, is entitled to see communications between a...
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    A couple who believe that civil partnerships should be available to different-sex couples have won their case in the Supreme Court. Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan wish to formalise their relationship...
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    “Why is divorce so expensive? Because it’s worth it!” It’s an old adage, variously attributed to musician Willie Nelson, author Garrison Keillor, comedian Henny Youngman, and probably many others. The...
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    Most people would consider that £1 million spent on the cost of a divorce dispute was a lot of money. However, a case currently being heard in the High...
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    The singer Lily Allen has revealed that, as part of the arrangements following her separation and divorce from Sam Cooper, she and her ex-husband share ‘custody’ of their two...
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    A study by researchers at the University of Arizona suggests that people who divorce have a greater likelihood of smoking and lower amounts of physical activity, which can lead...
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    As the dust settles following the excitement of the hearing of Mrs Owens’ appeal to the Supreme Court last week, we consider what the future holds for divorce law in this...
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    The wife of a bigamist has had her divorce award increased by a judge at a family court in Liverpool. Yvonne Gibney began divorce proceedings against her husband Maurice...
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    Last week MPs debated in the House of Commons the issue of grandparents’ contact with their grandchildren. The debate was moved by Nigel Huddleston, Conservative MP for for Mid Worcestershire, who...
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    It’s a description that one comes across regularly in the media and elsewhere: “London is the divorce capital of the world”. Only today an article in the Financial Times...
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    Family Law Cafe welcomes the appointment of Sir Andrew McFarlane as the next President of the Family Division. Sir Andrew will take over as President on the 28th of July,...
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