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Family Law Archive - 2016 - Page 14

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Fiction vs Family Law: Room and the parental rights of abusers

In the wake of the Oscars and a very well-deserved win by Brie Larson for her role in Room, I’m here to bring you a special Fiction vs. Family Law. While I don’t think I’m going to give away any more spoilers than the trailer does, I shall warn you anyway, and urge you to watch the film if you haven’t already. Should you... Read More

Annulment for non-consummation

Any Friends fan will be able to recall Ross and Rachel, post-Vegas, post-drunken-wedding, and remember that they were desperate to annul their marriage on the basis that it had not been consummated. Britney Spears hit the headlines a few years back for annulling her Vegas wedding on the same grounds. Outside the world of Las Vegas weddings,... Read More

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 in Mumbai’s Mid-Day, began like many others. In India, age, status and caste are frequent concerns for mothers who hope to find their children a good match. Arranged marriage is still... Read More

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 from the movie Leap Year. Irish folklore is considerably less sure about the custom. As the legend goes, St. Brigid of Kildare, an Irish nun from the 5th century, begged St. Patrick to... Read More

Marriage, divorce and millennials: the impact of feminism

If social and mainstream 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 they identify as feminists, most millennials (those between 28 and 43[1])  seem to have an opinion on it one way or another. And, it seems, it shapes their opinion of... Read More

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 is refusing to move out and is refusing to consider selling the property – what can you do? Can I evict them from the home? No. You cannot just kick the other owner out of the house. An... Read More

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 carrying. The surrogate was under the impression that the foetus’s biological father was the mother’s husband; in fact, the father was the wife’s new partner. The married couple... Read More

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 binding between the parties, subject to the family court making the award into an order. What happens during arbitration? The Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA) has produced a very... Read More

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 belong to Joy Williams and not, Norman’s estranged wife. The background to this case is set out in my first article. By way of brief summary only, Joy and Norman were in a... Read More

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 have not taken a favourable view of statistics released by the Ministry of Justice showing that the number of non-molestation orders issued by the courts to protect people from harassment,... Read More
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