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Divorce Archive - August 2017

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Divorced couples in Chechnya urged to reunite by authoritarian leader

Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of the Russian federal republic of Chechnya, is driving ahead with his campaign to reunite divorced couples. This week, the ‘Headquarters for Harmonising Marital and Family relations’ proudly announced that they have ‘reconciled’ nearly a thousand couples in six weeks. Chechnya in the North Caucasus is a... Read More

CH v A Metropolitan Council: Husband with Down's Syndrome barred from sex with wife wins £10,000 damages

A 38 year old man with Down's Syndrome has been awarded £10,000 in damages after the Local Authority barred him and his wife from having sex for over a year on the basis that he lacked the capacity to consent. The anonymised judgment was published yesterday following a Court of Protection hearing in front of Sir Mark Hedley on the... Read More

Owens v Owens: wife to tell Supreme Court that she should not have to prove 'unreasonable behaviour'

Tini Owens, a wife who hit the headlines after her divorce petition was rejected by the High Court, will argue that she should not have to prove unreasonable behaviour in her continuing fight to secure a divorce. Ms Owens filed for divorce from her husband of 39 years, multimillionaire mushroom farmer Hugh Owens, in May 2015. Judge Robin Tolson QC... Read More

Tobias v Tobias: Mostyn J on applications for freezing orders, ex parte orders and the use of an out-of-hours judge

In the case of Tobias v Tobias EWFC 46, Mostyn J took the opportunity to provide some guidance regarding applications for freezing orders, particularly in regards to which court should hear them and when they should not be brought at all. The case The case involved a husband and wife, Mr Anthony Tobias and Mrs Lindsey Tobias. On 31 May 2017, Mr... Read More

Decree nisi pronounced in the Ryan Giggs divorce case

Stacey Giggs, former Manchester United and Wales footballer Ryan Giggs’ wife of nearly a decade, has today been granted decree nisi in the latest stage of their divorce proceedings. The pair were long-term partners who already had two children together before tying the knot in 2007. Their marriage was certainly a tumultuous one. In... Read More

Billionaire Roman Abramovich and socialite wife Dasha Zhukova announce their divorce

The Russian mega couple, Roman Abramovich and his wife Dasha Zhukova have announced that they are parting ways amicably after their 10-year marriage. The owner of Chelsea FC, 50, and business woman Ms Zhukova, 36, met at a dinner party in 2005 when Mr Abramovich was still with his second wife, Irina. The pair married secretly in 2008 and have... Read More

Procedural changes to divorce: the amended Family Procedural Rules, Munby's guidance and the online pilot

As attitudes towards divorce continue to change, the courts are realising that the approach to proceedings must also move with the times. Recently, there have been steps towards amending the Family Procedure Rules, de-linking divorce and financial procedures and facilitating online divorce. Here is a summary of what changes to expect in the near... Read More

Shame-faced Scaramucci’s wife files for divorce

It was revealed on Friday that Anthony Scaramucci’s wife Deidre Ball filed for divorce before he took up his short-lived post in the Trump administration. At the time, she was nine months pregnant with their second child, who was born last week. New York divorcees Deidre Ball, 38, and Anthony Scaramucci, 53, met six years ago and... Read More
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