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Monthly Family Law Archives: February 2016

Groom seeking groom the case for gay arranged marriage in modern India

Groom seeking groom: the case for gay arranged marriage in modern India

“Seeking 25-40, Well-Placed, Animal-Loving, Vegetarian GROOM… Caste no bar (Though IYER preferred)”. The matrimonial ad, posted last year by Padma Iyer... Read More

Tenants in common and orders for sale

Tenants in common and orders for sale

You own a property with your (now ex) other half, and you own that property as tenants-in-common. You want to sell the property but the other tenant-in-common... Read More

Alternative dispute resolution arbitration

Alternative dispute resolution: arbitration

Arbitration is an out-of-court process where the parties appoint an arbitrator effectively to act as a judge and make an award. The award is agreed to be... Read More

Long term partner wins half of home she shared with married man

Long term partner wins half of home she shared with married man

Last week, I reported on Joy Williams’ property case in the London County Central Court. Today, it has been held that the interest in the property should... Read More

Cuts to legal aid and the impact on domestic violence victims

Cuts to legal aid and the impact on domestic violence victims

Two years ago, cuts to legal aid resulted in the removal of legal aid in divorces unless one of the parties had been the victim of domestic violence. Some MPs... Read More

Family planning needed in Zika-afflicted areas

Family planning needed in Zika-afflicted areas

As the Zika virus continues to spread across the Americas, countries including Colombia, Ecuador and El Salvador are calling for women to avoid pregnancy in... Read More

Mock Shock The long-term girlfriend of a millionaire is allowed to keep the property she was gifted during their relationship

Mock Shock: The long-term girlfriend of a millionaire is allowed to keep the property she was gifted during their relationship!

The press have been very quick to cover the case of John Hoggins and Greta Cerniauskaite. The headlines have included: Millionaire plumbing boss must give... Read More

Alternative dispute resolution mediation

Alternative dispute resolution: mediation

It is common that the time it takes to get a hearing listed proves frustrating for couples but the court is not the only option available for those looking for... Read More

Changes to marital rape laws in India proposed by government

Changes to marital rape laws in India proposed by government

Things have changed in India over the last few years. After the gang-rape and subsequent death of a 24-year-old student in December 2012, public outcry put... Read More