We have all seen the heart-wrenching scene from Love Actually in which the doting wife and mother discovers that her husband has bought an expensive necklace… for someone else. With temptation high at work parties, alcohol-fuelled arguments, and resentment at having to pick the 'perfect present', it is not surprising that some... Read More
The Court of Appeal has today unanimously and unequivocally affirmed the decision of Mr Justice Bodey of 17 October 2014; confirming England as the proper place for this divorce to be heard. Dismissing all of the husband’s grounds of appeal, all three Court of Appeal judges determined that Mr Justice Bodey’s original finding,... Read More
The aftermath of Resolution's annual Dispute Resolution Week in late November, with Christmas and New Year on the immediate horizon, is a good time to reflect on the lack of awareness of alternative methods of marriage dissolution.
Resolution is an organisation of family lawyers whose members are primarily committed to the constructive resolution... Read More
The No Fault Divorce Bill is to receive a second reading on 22 January 2016. It successfully passed its first reading on 13 October 2015. The bill is sponsored by Richard Bacon MP and backed by Resolution, who have commented that: If MPS are serious about reducing family conflict and the trauma that can be caused by divorce, I would urge... Read More
This week Japan had the chance to consider two of its long-standing marriage laws this week, when the Supreme Court will consider claims brought by five women.
The two issues at stake are the ban on women marrying for six months after divorce – this is a stipulation that does not apply to men – and the requirement that spouses have the same... Read More
The pension is often one of the largest assets in the matrimonial pot, and provision for the future can often be a deep concern to separating spouses.
Pension sharing orders have been a very popular way to deal with the pension pot as they apply to divorce proceedings begun on or after 1 December 2000.
However, the pension sharing order is not an... Read More
Earlier this year, Jodie Kidd hit the papers for a 'quickie divorce' less than a year into the marriage.
In fact this was yet another case of an oversimplification of family law – it is simply not possible for spouses to divorce if they have been married for less than one year. A 'quickie divorce' only really exists in the realm of the... Read More
Recent changes to the UK’s immigration policy have made it more difficult for Britons to bring their non-European spouses to live with them in the UK. This has focused attention on what is known as the Surinder Singh route. This involves a British national moving with their non-EEA (the EU plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) spouse... Read More
The New Fathers 4 Justice group have launched their latest direct action protest and ended up being hauled off the roof of Buckingham Palace. This is only the latest in a long line of similar protests.
If you’ve ever come across this group, or a ‘men’s rights activist’, or a member of MGTOW (that’s Men Going Their Own Way, for the... Read More
Many American gossip blogs touted this past summer as being the ‘Summer of Divorce’. From Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, to Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rosedale, to Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, to country stars Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, it did seem that high-profile Hollywood marriages were disintegrating at a faster rate... Read More
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