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Yearly Divorce Archives: 2017

25 US states considered laws promoting co-parenting after divorce in 2017

25 US states considered laws promoting co-parenting after divorce in 2017

In recent years there has been a notable decline in the USA of sole custody agreements awarded to mothers following divorce. Studies have estimated that shared... Read More

Princess Tessy and Prince Louis of Luxembourg in dispute over media publication restrictions

Princess Tessy and Prince Louis of Luxembourg in dispute over media publication restrictions

High profile divorce cases naturally attract a lot of media attention. However, the parties involved do not always agree on the amount of information they... Read More

Divorce and womens rights a history

Divorce and women’s rights: a history

Divorce laws have been intimately bound with the rights of women, and their evolution mirrors the changing role of women in society. Whilst law reform has... Read More

Specialist financial remedy courts help unburden the family justice system

Specialist financial remedy courts help unburden the family justice system

As family life becomes more complex, people are turning to the courts to resolve their issues but the law itself is yet to catch up. As a result, these many... Read More

Is divorce fair A closer look at meal-tickets for life

Is divorce fair? A closer look at ‘meal-tickets for life’

Last summer, a private members bill that would transform the nature of financial provision on divorce passed its first reading in the House of Lords.... Read More

International divorce agreement not recognised in England and Wales

International divorce agreement not recognised in England and Wales

An Irish businesswoman, Barbara Fatemah Spain, succeeded in her legal battle to show that the ‘revocable divorce’ acknowledged in the UAE should not be... Read More

MoJ extends online divorce pilot scheme

MoJ extends online divorce pilot scheme

Update: HM Courts & Tribunals Service announced that its fully online divorce application pilot is going to be tested across England and Wales. January 30... Read More

Survey finds six in ten women who had an Islamic wedding are not legally married

Survey finds six in ten women who had an Islamic wedding are not legally married

A survey has found that nearly two thirds of women who have had traditional Muslim marriage ceremonies in the UK are not in fact legally married. While 99%... Read More

Catherine Thomas discusses no fault divorce in radio interview with Nick Ferrari

Catherine Thomas discusses no fault divorce in radio interview with Nick Ferrari

Catherine Thomas was up bright and early to discuss divorce law ahead of today's Westminster Hall debate on family justice reform. Well-versed on the issues... Read More

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are still legally married 6 years after splitting up

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are still legally married 6 years after splitting up

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are still legally married despite Maria filing for divorce more than six years ago. Maria Shriver, 62, is a TV... Read More