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Monthly Family Law Archives: November 2014

Technology and its pitfalls for a marriage  Part 2: Social Media

Technology and its pitfalls for a marriage – Part 2: Social Media

Further to our blog on the dangers of sharing technology in a marriage, spouses should be equally careful when posting on social media sites, such as... Read More

Estate planning and international jurisdictions

Estate planning and international jurisdictions

If you hold assets in different countries, you need to make sure your estate planning caters for the different succession laws in those countries, and does not... Read More

How family law ended a republic and founded an empire in Ancient Rome

How family law ended a republic and founded an empire in Ancient Rome

We’re often told that had Cleopatra’s nose been shorter, the whole face of the earth would have changed, but very few people have considered what might... Read More

Domestic abuse: how employers can help

Domestic abuse: how employers can help

On Tuesday 25th November 2014 Public Health England (PHE) begins its 16 Days of Action campaign. As part of this initiative PHE has developed, in conjunction... Read More

Russian lesbian couple tie the knot through a legal loophole

Russian lesbian couple tie the knot through a legal loophole

A lesbian couple have managed to circumvent Russia’s anti-gay laws and have married – because one of them is officially still a... Read More

Mythbusting the care home fees cap

Mythbusting the care home fees cap

The care home fees cap of £72,000 is set to be introduced in 2016. What is this amazing generosity by the government? Does this mean that we no longer have to... Read More

Defaulting on child maintenance could affect your credit rating

Defaulting on child maintenance could affect your credit rating

Following on from news of the ‘Family Test’ being unveiled, the Department for Work and Pensions has another trick up its sleeve. Subject to parliamentary... Read More

A & B (Children): The perils of known-donor deals

A & B (Children): The perils of ‘known-donor’ deals

Once again, the increasing complexity of modern relationships has been exemplified within the arena of family law. Three reports, which have been released... Read More

New laws and policies to be subject to the

New laws and policies to be subject to the

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been appropriately hard at work. It has now unveiled its ‘Family Test’, a checklist of... Read More