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Green v Adams [2017] EWFC 24

Family Court, 3 May 2017, Mostyn J Following the parents’ separation there was almost continuous litigation between them about the child. An order was made in May 2005 requiring the father to settle £220,000 on the child to provide him …

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Work v Gray [2017] EWCA Civ 270

Court of Appeal, 11 April 2017, Sir Terence Etherton, Master of the Rolls, King and Moylan LJJ The husband and wife had both been born in the USA. Their relationship began in 1992 and lasted for about 20 years; they …

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G v S [2017] EWHC 365 (Fam)

The Swedish mother and the American father (whose family was of Swedish origin) had a child together in 2014. The relationship between them was short lived; after the separation the couple began acrimonious legal proceedings concerning the child. The child …

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12 April Research on damage caused by arguing parents

Dr Gloria Moroni from the Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York has just published an analysis of 19,000 UK children born in 2000 to see how divorce impacts on children’s behaviour. As has been seen …

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27 April Family Law Café!

Joanna Toch, a barrister at Church Court Chambers in London, has obtained financing for a new version of the online service FLC (Family Law Café). FLC was originally a service in which barristers triaged a client’s requirements and connected them …

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2 May Administrative De-linking of Financial Remedy Applications from Divorce Proceedings Piloted

HMCTS is looking at how to improve financial applications related to divorce, and believes that the process can and should be improved. Currently, if a contested financial application is made, the whole divorce proceedings are transferred to a local court …

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Owens v Owens [2017] EWCA Civ 182

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Divorce petition rejected by courts

This is a case report of Owens v Owens [2017] EWCA Civ 182, in which the Court of Appeal refused a wife’s appeal against the rejection of her divorce petition, although it accepted that the marriage was over. Court of …

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Finding Fault

A research project, Finding Fault, led by Professor Liz Trinder of Exeter University and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, has just published some interim findings. The aim of the research is to explore how the current law on divorce and civil …

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Mediation Intake Assessments

Mediation reduces court applications and legal costs Mediation Intake Assessments or MIAMs are critical to disputants understanding how mediation can help them and to diverting some cases from court and settling them in mediation. Without compulsory MIAMs court applications increase, …

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