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A v B (2018) EWFC4 Family Court, 26th January 2018, Baker J

A v B [2018] EWFC 4 Family Court, 26 January 2018, Baker J The couple were married in 1983 and had two adult children together. The wife had a successful career and was the main breadwinner. The husband claimed to …

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Waggott v Waggott (2018) EWCA Civ 727 Court of Appeal 11th April 2018

Waggott v Waggott [2018] EWCA Civ 727 Court of Appeal, 11 April 2018, Sir James Munby P, Moylan LJ and MacDonald J The husband was 53 and the wife 47, they started living together in 1991, married in 2000 and …

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Please raise your voice so that children can have theirs!

‘Child-inclusive mediation’ was previously known as ‘direct child consultation’, the term used in the UK College Policy and Practice Guide-lines 2002. This term was thought to deter parents and children from taking part –  and possibly some mediators as well …

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FMC share Press Release in support of Family Mediation Week.

The FMC has published the results of its Autumn survey today, to coincide with Family Mediation Week.   25th January 2018 Immediate release Family mediation works, but low levels of awareness mean families are missing out The Family Mediation Council …

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New divorce form (D8)

Various changes to the Family Procedure Rules 2010 came into force on 7 August and, very importantly, a new form D8 divorce petition started being used then and must be used from 4 September 2017. The new form is intended …

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Telegraph article about fathers with low incomes and substantial capital assets paying low child support

An article in the Telegraph quotes comments made by Mostyn J calling on the government to change the law so that fathers with substantial capital assets but low incomes can once again be required to pay more in child support. …

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Supreme Court to consider some important issues

The wife who was refused a divorce because the lower courts considered she had failed to establish that the behaviour she was alleging was sufficiently ‘unreasonable’ to qualify, has been given permission to appeal to the Supreme Court In addition, …

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Re A (Letter to a Young Person) (Rev 1) [2017] EWFC 48 Family Court, 26 July 2017, Peter Jackson J

Re A (Letter to a Young Person) (Rev 1) [2017] EWFC 48 Family Court, 26 July 2017, Peter Jackson J The child, aged 14, lived with his mother and stepfather, with regular contact with the father. The father wished to …

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SA v FA (Setting Aside Consent Order on Ground of Duress) [2017] EWHC 1731 (Fam) Family Division, 16 May 2017, Holman J

SA v FA (Setting Aside Consent Order on Ground of Duress) [2017] EWHC 1731 (Fam) Family Division, 16 May 2017, Holman J The father was originally from the Kurdistan area of Iraq, but had become a British citizen. He met …

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Sharp v Sharp [2017] EWCA Civ 408

Sharp v Sharp [2017] EWCA Civ 408 Court of Appeal, 13 June 2017, McFarlane, McCombe and David Richards LJJ The wife was a trader in the wholesale fuel trade. The husband was employed for many years by an international company …

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