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

The case against leap day proposals

The case against leap day proposals

Leap day is traditionally a time when women can buck convention and get down on one knee instead of waiting for their boyfriend to—or so we learned... Read More

Marriage, divorce and millennials: the impact of feminism

Marriage, divorce and millennials: the impact of feminism

If social media is to be believed, feminism is something that many more young people are engaging with than they were even ten years ago. Whether or not... 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

The murky waters of surrogacy

The murky waters of surrogacy

Last week in London, a surrogate mother turned to the family court after a couple provided her with incorrect information about the foetus she was... 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

Marriage, divorce and millennials: parental influence

Marriage, divorce and millennials: parental influence

Even if you ascribe more to nature than nurture, the impact that our parents have on us cannot be disputed. From choice of career to more minute personality... Read More