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Award That Requires Borrowing Made Into Court Order
Disagreements between separating couples all too often result in litigation that substantially reduces the assets available to them,…
Wife Entitled to Maintenance Until Sale of Family Home
When divorcing couples disagree on how assets should be divided, the courts will seek to arrive at a…
Court Sanctions Leg Amputation for Man Lacking Mental Capacity
The courts are often called upon to sanction treatment for patients whose ability to make decisions for themselves…
High Court Grants Parental Order Despite Previous Adoption
In law, adopted children are regarded as having been born to their adoptive parents. The Family Division of…
Valuable Diamond is Crux of Assets Dispute in Court
The division of matrimonial assets is often the cause of protracted legal proceedings, where parties differ on what…
Proposed Amendments to Victims and Prisoners Bill Could Impact Family Law
The Victims and Prisoners Bill has reached the committee stage at the House of Lords, where a number…
Family Law Reform Package Set to Help Boost Early Dispute Resolution
The UK government has set out an ‘ambitious package’ of reforms, in response to a Ministry of Justice…
Court Explores Alleged ‘Grave Risk’ in Child Abduction Case
Cross-jurisdictional disputes surrounding child custody can be complex but, in cutting through the complexities, the courts will always…
Divorce – Alleged Bigamy Raised in Financial Remedies Dispute
The issue of bigamy and its potential impact on a person’s ability to seek financial remedies in a…
Ignoring Court Orders Will Always Result in Sanction
Failing to comply with court orders to bring children back to the UK, in instances where one parent…
Family Court Transparency Pilot is Extended
The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary has announced the extension of a groundbreaking Family Court reporting pilot. The Transparency…
Relationship Status Put Under Spotlight in Divorce Case
Divorce proceedings are rarely cut and dry, especially where the passage of time adds complexity to matters. This…
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