Circuit Judge McMillan caused controversy this month after denying a woman parental rights over her daughter, born through artificial insemination, in a same-sex divorce case. He stated that in doing so he was following precedent and the current legislation (written in 1977) regarding artificial insemination, which does not apply to same-sex... Read More
Actor Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly are beginning divorce proceedings for the third time, TMZ reports. The couple wed in 2004, and welcomed fraternal twins Thomas and Zoe three years later. Kimberly first filed for divorce in March 2012, citing “irreconcilable differences” and claiming that the relationship had become... Read More
Once again headlines report a celebrity couple obtaining a “quickie divorce”. Jeremy Kyle and wife of 13 years, Carla Kyle, were apparently divorced at a 20-second hearing in February 2016. In truth, this was only one piece of the separation puzzle: decree nisi. A decree nisi is a conditional order made by the court. It is the... Read More
Nick Cannon is reportedly refusing to sign papers to finalise his divorce to singer Mariah Carey, leading her to delay her wedding to wealthy businessman James Packer. Carey and Cannon married in 2008 and a year later welcomed twins Monroe and Moroccan. However, their relationship eventually soured, leading Cannon to file for divorce in... Read More
Mr Justice MacDonald, sitting in the Royal Courts of Justice, has ordered the return of two children to their father in Canada after determining that England had not had the necessary jurisdiction when the court granted a prohibited steps order to the mother preventing their removal. The case concerned two girls, aged 8 and 5, who were... Read More
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court allowed an appeal by the non-biological mother of a child, as they held that the unilateral removal of the child to Pakistan by the biological mother did not cause the child to lose her status as habitually resident in England. Therefore, the English courts retained full jurisdiction to make decisions... Read More
Late last month, reality star Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce for the second time in her marriage to former NBA Lamar Odom.
According to court documents, Ms Kardashian Odom cited “irreconcilable differences”, the same grounds as in her first petition. She originally filed for divorce in 2013, but withdrew the petition last October after... Read More
In Gaza, Sameera Al-Shawmra was frequently stopped by Israeli soldiers en route to the hospital where she was seeking cancer treatment. She was often detained for hours or barred from entry because her husband, Ahmad Nattat, was a former Palestinian detainee. As her condition worsened and her need for medical treatment intensified,... Read More
Harry Macklowe, the New York billionaire currently developing the world’s tallest residential skyscraper, is divorcing his wife after nearly six decades of marriage, according to recent reports.
Following claims that Mr Macklowe is leaving wife Linda Macklowe for a new girlfriend—Patricia Landeau, president of the French Friends of the Israel... Read More
Canadian accounting firm KPMG offered to use offshore accounts in the Isle of Man to hide its wealthy clients’ assets from ex-spouses, reported the CBC.
The information was revealed in a script for sales representatives that promoted offshore tax avoidance for affluent clients. Incriminating emails between KPMG executives and an external law... Read More
Vardags Limited is a limited company trading as Vardags, Company No 7199468, registered in England and Wales, having its registered office at 10 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7NG. Vardags is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA Number 535955). The term “Director” is used to refer to a director of Vardags Limited or to a non-legally qualified employee or consultant of Vardags Limited with equivalent standing; the term “Director” does not necessarily imply that the relevant individual is a director of Vardags Limited. The term “Partner” is used to refer to a legally qualified director of Vardags Limited or a legally qualified employee or consultant of Vardags Limited with equivalent standing; the title “Partner” does not necessarily imply that the relevant individual is a director of Vardags Limited and does not imply that they are a partner in the legalsense. Our Partners are not liable for the debts, liabilities or obligations of Vardags Limited. A list of the directors of Vardags Limited and a list of the names of those using the title of “Director” or “Partner” together with their official status available for inspection at Vardags’ registered office. VAT number: 99 001 7230.