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Family Law Archive - May 2017

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British pensioners passing up on matrimony

Thousands of older couples living together in the UK are opting out of marital tax breaks and state pension rights with soaring numbers choosing not to marry. Last year's ONS statistics show that cohabiting couple families are the fastest growing family type. An analysis by Royal London published this week drew attention to fact that the... Read More

Father challenges the family courts to uphold their pledge to transparency

A father from Norwich has urged judges to publish their rulings on his decade-long child contact dispute. His call for his court battle to be made public is bolstered by Cardiff University’s recent survey showing that very few judges adhere to the courts’ principle to publish judgments. The litigation began shortly after the man’s daughter... Read More

Japanese princess set to lose royal status by marrying a commoner

Japan's Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, is set to lose her royal status having announced her intentions to marry a commoner. The 25 year old princess met Kei Komuro while at university in Tokyo. The news of their impending betrothal broke this Tuesday. When they marry Princess Mako will have to leave the royal family,... Read More

Mostyn criticises system which lets millionaire pay £7 a week in child support

In the Family Court of the Royal Courts of Justice at the end of April, Mr Justice Mostyn presided over a mother’s application for further capital provision from her millionaire ex-partner. He concluded with a stern criticism of the current child support legislation which, without the assets ground of variation, enabled the ex to pay a measly... Read More
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