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Family Law Archive - February 2016 - Page 2

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Thousands protest same-sex unions in Italy

Hundreds of thousands gathered in Rome last week to protest a bill that would grant adoption, medical and inheritance rights to gay couples. Italy is the only major western European country not to recognise same-sex unions or marriages. The event’s organisers claim that two million protesters attended, though reporters at the scene... Read More

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 £650,000 home to Lithuanian housekeeper who became lover Millionaire plumber is ordered to pay his Lithuanian former cleaner girlfriend huge slice of his fortune –... Read More

Parents, children and the presumption of advancement

The presumption of advancement (by which a husband is presumed to be making a gift to his wife if he transfers property to her or purchases property in her name), although not yet in force, is abolished by Part 15 of the Equality Act 2010 s. 199. This fairly recent change in the law does not however, consider the presumption of advancement... Read More

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 legal assistance in family matters. What is mediation? Mediation is the process whereby couples meet with a mediator who will help them resolve disputes over relevant issues, including... Read More

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 pressure on the government to reform the laws concerned with sexual assault. This kind of response was unprecedented. “Delhi was the epicentre for the movement, but it was happening... Read More

Fiction vs Family Law: The myth of the prenup

Over the last decade or so, the idea of the prenup has become almost ubiquitous in the media. From Kanye West’s song Gold Digger to almost every police procedural series (there’s always an episode where someone murders their spouse so they can avoid the terms of their agreement), we’re all familiar with the basic concept.... Read More
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