Family and Matrimonial News

Jail for Husband Who Flouted Court RulingJuly 11, 2018

Court orders have to be obeyed and those who defy them can ultimately be sent to prison. Exactly that happened in one 'big money' divorce...

Future Earning Capacity Not a Matrimonial AssetJune 25, 2018

The Court of Appeal has made an important decision in a divorce case in which the main argument was over the availability of future income...

Family Attachment a Critical Factor in AdoptionFebruary 7, 2018

When the Family Court was asked to consider an application for an adoption order made by a couple, two factors proved crucial in deciding whether...

Court Corrects Parenthood BungleDecember 12, 2017

When a same-sex couple undertook fertility treatment which led to the birth of a baby girl, the intention was that both would be listed as...

Government Must Prove its Case to Obtain DeportationNovember 23, 2017

Marriages of convenience are normally entered into in order to give one of the spouses the right to remain in the UK. At present, EU...

Family Proceedings – Anonymity Orders v Freedom of ExpressionOctober 26, 2017

Family courts routinely grant anonymity to children involved in care proceedings, but that inevitably has an effect on parents and others who might wish to...

Denied Divorce Case Heading to Supreme CourtOctober 12, 2017

It has been revealed that the widely reported case last March in which a wife was not granted a divorce from her husband because she...

Parenthood is Not a Trump Card to Avoid ImprisonmentOctober 1, 2017

Imprisoning parents is inevitably traumatic for their children, and striking a balance between child welfare and appropriate punishment of criminals is a dilemma confronted by...

Equality of Division of Assets on Divorce Abolished? HardlySeptember 17, 2017

The popular press has made a great deal of a recent Court of Appeal case, reporting that there had been a significant departure from the...

Skulduggery in Divorce Proceedings Will Do You No GoodAugust 16, 2017

Resorting to skulduggery in divorce proceedings is sadly common but almost never does either side any good. That was certainly so in one case in...

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