Monthly Family Law Archives: March 2017

Family Justice Bill has first reading in House of Commons

Family Justice Bill has first reading in House of Commons

A 'Family Justice' Bill which seeks to shake up family proceedings had its first reading in the House of Commons this week. Suella Fernandez, the Conservative... Read More

K v K: Consideration of conflicting facts and a decree of nullity

K v K: Consideration of conflicting facts and a decree of nullity

In this case, the parties agreed that they were not lawfully married so the court had to consider whether the petitioner could be granted a decree of nullity.... Read More

House of Lords report raises concerns about family law in post-Brexit Britain

House of Lords report raises concerns about family law in post-Brexit Britain

The House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee this week published its report on post-Brexit cooperation between EU law and civil and family law in the... Read More

Best friends legally become co-mommas for the first time in Canada

Best friends legally become ‘co-mommas’ for the first time in Canada

Two women have become the first non-romantic pair to be legally recognised as co-parents in Canada. Natasha Bakht and Lynda Collins are best friends and now... Read More

Was your marriage a mistake? A look into void marriages

Was your marriage a mistake? A look into void marriages

It is sadly not uncommon for couples to come to see their marriage as a mistake. For some celebrities, this can happen within a matter of hours, whilst for the... Read More

Portioning out pensions in Goyal v Goyal (No 3)

Portioning out pensions in Goyal v Goyal (No 3)

This case picked up from Mostyn J’s decision in Goyal v Goyal (No 2) EWFC 50. Following the Court of Appeal’s decision to overturn the pension order,... Read More

Iraqi MP proposes state-incentivised polygamy to help war widows

Iraqi MP proposes state-incentivised polygamy to help war widows

A female Iraqi MP has proposed financial incentives for polygamy in the hopes of providing husbands for the country's many war widows. At a press conference on... Read More

Forced Marriage Unit 2016 statistics released

Forced Marriage Unit 2016 statistics released

The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) has published its statistics for the year of 2016. This joint Home Office and Foreign & Commonwealth unit, established in... Read More

Judge grants polyamorous triad shared custody rights

Judge grants polyamorous triad shared custody rights

In New York's Suffolk County, Supreme Court Judge H. Patrick Leis III granted three adults who were formerly engaged in a polyamorous relationship... Read More

Nullity, and how to void a marriage to a fraudster

Nullity, and how to void a marriage to a fraudster

An Australian woman who was married and divorced by a fraudster without her knowledge, has won her bid this week to have the marriage declared invalid. The... Read More