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Reform of Divorce Laws on the Cards?

Reform of Divorce Laws on the Cards?
During the evening of Friday 7th September, news broke that the government is planning on overhauling the divorce laws for the first time in nearly 50 years to allow couples to separate without alleging fault. I wonder whether the timing was deliberate: an...
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The implications of Owens v Owens

The implications of Owens v Owens
The Supreme Court has announced today that Mrs Owen’s appeal heard on 17 May 2018 at the Supreme Court has been dismissed and the Central Family Court’s decision to dismiss her divorce petition based on unreasonable behaviour has been upheld. The wife’s divorce...
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Meal Ticket for Life? Not for Everyone! – Mills v Mills

Meal Ticket for Life? Not for Everyone! – Mills v Mills
One of the many remedies the Family Court can grant when considering a divorcing couple’s financial position is that of “periodical payments”, something that is sometimes referred to as “spousal maintenance”. Many divorcing clients of mine are concerned, not only at...
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National Armed Forces Day 2018 Approaching this Weekend

National Armed Forces Day 2018 Approaching this Weekend
National Armed Forces Day 30th June 2018 A day to recognise the important role that members of our armed forces play in keeping us all safe and to thank them and their families for all that they do. Families can often be separated for long periods of time which is...
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Sun, Sea, Sand and Parental Responsibility

Sun, Sea, Sand and Parental Responsibility
The weather is finally warming up and summer holidays are around the corner. However, if you are planning to travel with a child there are a number of things that you should consider before you go. It is important that if you are taking a child abroad you have consent...
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