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Divorce Archive - July 2017

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Filing for divorce: a practical guide for common fears

If you want to apply for divorce but are worried about becoming financially vulnerable or potentially losing custody or contact with your children, here are a few tips which can help you to make the strongest start in your matrimonial proceedings. If you are considering a divorce it is always best to seek full legal advice, which can be tailored... Read More

Saudi millionaire’s daughter seeking an extra £5.5m from ex-husband two years after divorce

The daughter of an incredibly wealthy Saudi businessman is appealing to overturn her 2015 divorce settlement to be awarded £5.5 million more from her Goldman Sachs ex-husband. Although she is set to inherit over £100 million, the ex-wife is claiming that it is not her father’s responsibility to support her lifestyle. Hayat Alireza, 38, and... Read More

Duterte ally proposes bills for the dissolution of marriage and same-sex unions in the Philippines

Speaker for the House of Representatives for the Philippines, Pantaleon Alvarez, has spoken in favour of legalising both marriage dissolution and civil partnerships in the opening of the second session of 17th Congress. Per CNN Philippines, Mr Alvarez, a close ally of controversial President Rodrigo Duterte, told the lower house: "Unfortunately,... Read More

The effect of bad behaviour on divorce proceedings: a look at conduct in R v B and Capita Trustees

In the recent case of R v B and Capita Trustees, Mr Justice Moor had to pass judgment on an interesting situation where both parties wanted to claim conduct against the other under s.25(2)(g) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. In his extensive and detailed judgment, he reflected on the guidance available from previous case law and summarised the... Read More

Romania’s marital prison: a medieval method for relationship therapy

Tucked away in the church grounds of a quiet village in Romania, there is a small room known as the ‘marital prison’. It was here that couples on the brink of divorce were once sent to solve their problems by the local bishop. So effective was this method that records show that there has only been one divorce in the area for the past 300... Read More

Resolution releases report on the role of financial advisers in family law

Resolution, with the support of the Personal Finance Society, have published a report for financial advisers that emphasises the benefits of the divorce market for those who position themselves as an expert, and highlights the need for more specialist financial advisers in this area of law. The report estimates that the divorce market is worth... Read More

Aristocrat accuses wife who moved from Scotland to England of 'divorce tourism'

A distant relative of the Duchess of Cornwall, Mr Charles Alastair Hyde Villiers, has deemed his estranged wife's decision to file for maintenance in England following their separation an act of "divorce tourism". Mr Villiers, who is also a descendant of Mary Tudor, Queen of France, shared an 18th century manor house in the Scottish lowlands with... Read More

Mediation: three years on from Children and Families Act 2014

Section 10 of the Children and Families Act 2014 makes it compulsory for individuals to attend a family mediation information and assessment meeting (MIAM) before making a family application to the court. However, there has been some doubt as to whether the legislation has been effective in ensuring mediation is tried by those looking to make this... Read More
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