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Divorce Archive - November 2017

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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 2018A ten month online divorce pilot scheme taking place at the East Midlands Divorce Centre in Nottingham, is set to be extended by the Ministry of Justice MoJ. It is anticipated that... Read More

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% of women surveyed partook in a religious Nikah ceremony, a civil registry ceremony was never performed for 61% of respondents -depriving them of the legal protections of marriage. The... Read More

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 with our divorce system, LBC presenter Nick Ferrari recently chaired the no fault divorce debate at the Conservative Party Conference organised by the Campaign for Family Law... 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 despite Maria filing for divorce more than six years ago. Maria Shriver, 62, is a TV journalist and member of the Kennedy dynasty. She supported ex-bodybuilder Arnold in his political career leading to his post as 38th Governor of California, despite telling Oprah Winfrey in 2008... Read More

Electric cars could be used to prove adultery, says Conservative MP

Given the many advantages of electric cars, it is no surprise that the electric car market is growing rapidly. However, there are concerns about the implications of this growth, particularly regarding the potential uses for any data collected by electric vehicles. Conservative MP Sir Greg Knight has warned that the data logs in electric cars could... Read More

Top judge throws out 21 divorce petitions issued by fraudster barrister

21 divorce petitions have been thrown out of court by a senior family law judge after it emerged that they had been issued fraudulently by a disgraced ex-barrister. Handing down his judgment in the high court on Wednesday this week, Sir James Munby found that the proceedings were "tainted by deception", dismissing all of the... Read More

Elvis and Priscilla’s divorce papers to go on auction

Update: The Presley divorce papers sold for £20,000 on 11 November to a phone bidder from the USA. Forty years after the King’s death, the divorce papers of Elvis and Priscilla Presley are to be put on auction. The documents going under the hammer tomorrow at Henry Aldridge & Son in Wiltshire include multiple original signatures and details... Read More

New research exposes damage caused by fault-based divorce

A major study has found that divorce law in English and Wales can "exacerbate unnecessary conflict with damaging consequences for children" and runs "contrary to the thrust of family law policy." Finding fault? Divorce law and practice in England and Wales, published last Monday, reaffirms the arguments put forth by supporters of no-fault divorce:... Read More

Divorced couple's battle over finances continues, 25 years on

Over 25 years on from their divorce, Carole and Timothy Hayes have still not settled their dispute over Mr Hayes’ potential assets. The dispute concerns a £1 million “pot of gold” that Mrs Hayes claims her ex husband hid overseas, even though at the time of divorce he was required to give full disclosure of his assets. Mr Hayes denies the... Read More
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