Vermont judges shy away from major alimony reform

January 30, 2017 0 comments

finances and divorce

Judges in the small north-eastern state of Vermont have shied away from major alimony reform, to the disappointment of campaigners. In a new report, the Family Division Oversight Committee of the state’s Supreme Court recommends new guidelines and procedures on financial settlements and alimony ( normally referred to in the UK as spousal maintenance). The…

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Baroness Deech’s Divorce Bill in her own words

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January 30, 2017 4 comments

finances and divorce

I think we can all agree that our nearly 50 year-old divorce laws need updating, even if we can’t agree exactly how to do so. Unfortunately, since the debacle that was the Family Law Act 1996, an ill-fated and ultimately aborted attempt to introduce no-fault divorce, the Government has consistently shied away from the effort…

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Baroness Deech bill passes second reading

January 30, 2017 0 comments

House of Lords, family law

The private member’s bill tabled by crossbench peer Baroness Deech has passed its second reading in the House of Lords. The Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill will now proceed to committee stage. The first reading took place in May last year. The bill would amend ageing divorce legislation the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, specifically section 25…

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Divorce & Splitting Up: 10,000 copies sold!

January 30, 2017 0 comments

Marilyn Stowe

Marilyn Stowe’s guide to the legalities of ending a relationship has now sold more than 10,000 copies. Divorce & Splitting Up; Advice from a Top Divorce Lawyer was written by Senior Partner Marilyn Stowe to provide an accessible guide to the complexities that surround the end of a marriage or partnership. To celebrate this milestone,…

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Utah to tackle divorce costs

January 30, 2017 0 comments

family law

Lawmakers in Utah are considering a bill which could reduce the amount of money they spend on divorce. There are around 10,000 divorces in the western state every year and $200 million (£159 million) in tax revenues is reportedly spent dealing with its effects. However, a new bill introduced in the State Senate aims to…

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