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Divorce Archive - 2015 - Page 3

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“Fraud unravels all”: Supreme Court allows both appeals for Sharland and Gohil cases

The Supreme Court has struck a blow against cheats in landmark rulings on the cases of Sharland v Sharland and Gohil v Gohil. The highest court in the land has allowed the appeals lodged by Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil, thus meaning that fraud will have a bearing on financial remedy proceedings in the family courts. Back in June, seven... Read More

Sharland v Sharland: a closer look

On 14 October 2015, the UK Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of Sharland v Sharland. Mr (H) and Mrs Sharland (W) separated in 2000, after seventeen years of marriage. During the course of a High Court hearing in which both W and H gave evidence, an agreement was reached. The terms of a draft order were settled and approved by... Read More

Gohil v Gohil: A battle over disclosure

Non-disclosure is at the heart of the Gohil v Gohil appeal. In 2004 Mrs Gohil (W) settled her financial claim with Mr Gohil (H) for a lump sum payment in final settlement of the wife’s capital claims (which was eventually paid), and periodical annual payments (which stopped in 2008). Throughout the proceedings, W had maintained that the... Read More

Foreign domicile changes in the law

In the summer 2015 budget, the government announced a series of reforms regarding the taxation of non-UK domiciled individuals – or ‘non-doms’, as they are frequently called. The government has proposed that a consultation will follow the draft legislation intended to form part of the 2016 Finance Bill. These proposals will... Read More

South African divorce law: 'substantial misconduct'

A divorced wife in Pretoria, South Africa is appealing a magistrate’s ruling that she must forfeit part of her claim on matrimonial assets as ‘punishment’ for her infidelity. The woman, who has not been named in media reports, was ordered to forfeit some of the assets that she and her husband had acquired during the marriage due to her... Read More

Hiding possessions during a break-up

We always say that it’s important to see the big picture when going through a divorce, and not to fight over petty things. But self-storage company Big Yellow Storage has conducted a survey among new customers with regard to their storage needs, and they’ve found that it’s not quite that easy. According to their blog,... Read More

Pope Francis announces annulment reforms

Only a few weeks after the leader of the Catholic Church announced a more welcoming approach to Catholic divorcees, he’s now gone a step further. Pope Francis has announced a move to make it easier to annul a marriage. Roman Catholicism does not accept divorce, considering marriage to be a sacrament. The only way to end a marriage is... Read More

Women divorced by Triple Talaq over WhatsApp

Not long after it emerged that 92% of women in India wanted to see an end to the ‘triple talaq’ method of Muslim divorce, a Muslim man living in Dubai has raised some hackles. He divorced his wife via triple talaq a mere 30 days after their marriage…over WhatsApp. The 27-year-old man left his wife in Kerala and fled to... Read More

How unreasonable is unreasonable behaviour?

It is a common misconception that matters such as unreasonable behaviour and adultery constitute ‘grounds’ for divorce under English law. This is, subtly, semantically incorrect. In fact, pursuant to section 1(1) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, the sole ground for divorce is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. This is then... Read More

Michael Rosenfeld on 'How couples meet and stay together'

Last week I wrote about the newly-published findings of a study entitled 'How couples meet and stay together'. It found that while women are more likely than men to initiate divorce, non-marital break-ups were more gender neutral. I caught up with the study’s Principal Investigator, Michael Rosenfeld, who is Associate... Read More
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