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Monthly Divorce Archives: February 2014

Religious marriage and divorce: Islam

A valid Islamic marriage requires mutual agreement, two adult witnesses and a marriage gift (mahr) to be paid by the groom to the bride. Many Muslim couples also have a marriage… Read More

Catholics at odds with Catholic doctrine

A recent poll published in the Guardian, Washington Post, La Repubblica and El Pais shows that mos… Read More

Divorce and the recession

The recession is responsible for several recent statistics, but this one will come as a shock to some. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released figures to show that d… Read More

The effect of divorce on a will

It has been said that the only certainties in life are death and taxes. From this you can take one piece of advice: make a will. Divorce proceedings result in several changes of w… Read More

When assets take the form of jewellery

Family law, like civil law, is subject to the overriding objective. This means that judges have to ensure that, as far as is practicable, matters are dealt with expeditiously and fairly a… Read More

The need for no-fault divorce: the blame game

Divorce in England is still based on an archaic fault-based process. Even though the reason for divorce will normally make no difference to how the family’s finances are divided or… Read More

Sharland v Sharland: Court of Appeal judgment

The Court of Appeal has this week given judgment in the controversial case of Sharland v Sharland EWCA Civ 95, agreeing (two judges to one) with Sir Hugh Bennett’s ini… Read More