What’s a ‘no fault divorce’?

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February 29, 2016 2 comments

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The subject of ‘no fault divorce’ is not a new one in family law. Lawyers, judges and politicians have all added their proverbial two cents about it over the years and the conversation does not appear to be going away any time soon. So what is a ‘no fault divorce’? Sometimes married couples drift apart….

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Underage British girls married via Internet

February 29, 2016 0 comments

family law, family life

British girls as young as 11 are being forced into marriage via the Internet, according to a charity. Although forced marriage was criminalised in England and Wales in June 2014 the practice has not stopped as people continue to pressure or coerce others into marriage against their will. Aneeta Prem, founder of victim support charity…

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Online courts ‘not a universal remedy’

February 29, 2016 0 comments

family law

Online courts are not a “universal remedy” for the financial pressures facing the court system, the Law Society has declared. In an official response to an ongoing review of the civil court system in England and Wales, the society said it recognised the importance of IT in increasing the efficiency of the court system, but…

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Judge calls for divorce publicity decisions

February 29, 2016 1 comment

The Court of Appeal should make a decision about the publicity that big money divorce cases receive, a senior judge has insisted. Speaking at the High Court on Friday, Mr Justice Moor said that there should be a definitive ruling on whether or not the press should be allowed to report the details of such…

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New Zealanders can marry in ‘Pastafarian’ ceremonies

February 28, 2016 0 comments

family law

Couples in New Zealand can now marry in ceremonies performed by the initially satirical international organisation the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM). The country’s Department of Internal Affairs approved the first ‘Pastafarian’ wedding celebrant this month after the church won the right to marry people in December. Karen Martyn is the church’s first…

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Children worry about family finances

February 26, 2016 0 comments

family life, family law

A third of children worry about their family’s finances, researchers have claimed. In a survey of more than 1,000 British children between the ages of five and 18, ten per cent said they often worried about money while 33 per cent did so “sometimes”. Researchers also asked the children about their perception of financial success….

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