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Yearly Divorce Archives: 2014

Englands most senior female judge calls for no-fault divorce

England’s most senior female judge calls for no-fault divorce

The most senior female judge in UK history, Baroness Hale, has called for the introduction of no-fault divorce in England and Wales. In an interview with... Read More

The international appeal of the quickie divorce

The international appeal of the 'quickie divorce'

Fittingly for a state famous for its speedy weddings, the US state of Nevada also offers a short cut for couples seeking to expedite their divorce: a spouse... Read More

Why do divorce rates skyrocket at Christmas

Why do divorce rates skyrocket at Christmas?

Winter is coming, so brace yourself for the season-to-be-jolly and all that it implies. Tensions inevitably rise as events are organised, holidays arduously... Read More

Compensation in divorce proceedings Part 2

Compensation in divorce proceedings: Part 2

On 2 December 2014 the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in H v H EWCA Civ 1523. As discussed elsewhere, Mr Justice Coleridge, sitting in the High... Read More

Transparency of beneficial ownership in search of Utopia

Transparency of beneficial ownership: in search of Utopia?

Thomas More, the 16th century philosopher and statesman, and author of Utopia, argued that the law should be made simpler so there would be no need for lawyers... Read More

Home Office given more powers to tackle sham marriages

Home Office given more powers to tackle sham marriages

Immigration and Security Minister James Brokenshire has announced that the Home Office will be given new powers to tackle sham marriages. Among the changes... Read More

Oil magnates wife to appeal 1 billion divorce award

Oil magnate’s wife to appeal $1 billion divorce award

A couple of months ago, my colleague Cate Maguire reported on the Hamm v Hamm divorce case, then making its way through the Oklahoma courts. Judgment in... Read More

Is it time for no-fault divorce

Is it time for no-fault divorce?

A year ago this month, the 2013 Grant Thornton Matrimonial Survey was published in its tenth edition. It was notable because the leading concern for the family... Read More

The seven year itch is no more

The seven year itch is no more!

According to the Office for National Statistics, there has been a decrease in the number of divorces taking place after short marriages. Official figures show... Read More

Catherine of Aragons divorce letter comes to auction

Catherine of Aragon’s divorce letter comes to auction

A letter from Catherine of Aragon, which asks for help from the pope to prevent her marriage being annulled, is up for auction in Paris. Henry VIII’s scorned... Read More