Government extends online divorce pilot

January 31, 2018 0 comments

family law

The government has extended an online divorce pilot to allow users to make fully digital divorce applications. The pilot scheme, launched last year, initially required users to print off the divorce application form and then post this to the nearest family court serving as a ‘divorce centre’. Now users can submit the form online, as…

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The bailiwick shows us the way on divorce reform

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January 30, 2018 0 comments

divorce

Rightly or wrongly, I’ve always had the impression that the Bailiwick of Jersey is quite a conservative place, resistant to change. For example, they still technically had the death penalty until 2006, and birching was still practised on Jersey long after it was abolished over here. It is therefore slightly ironic that Jersey is now…

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Who pays the school fees if Mum and Dad divorce?

January 29, 2018 3 comments

children, family law

TV Presenter Nick Knowles is perhaps best known for hosting long-running BBC show DIY SOS, although he has been the face of a long list of other shows as well. He and estranged wife Jessica Moor, who only married in September 2012,  are now locked in a “ bitter divorce battle”, the Daily Mail reports,…

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Has Lady Hale already decided the Owens appeal?

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January 29, 2018 2 comments

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As someone who is approaching the tenth anniversary of joining Twitter (I really should get a life), I suppose I understand better than most the limitations of the platform for delivering serious subject-matter. Even with the recent doubling of the character count, tweets are inevitably superficial, giving information with no detail and no background, so…

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‘Family based’ arrangements working well says government

January 27, 2018 2 comments

child support

The overwhelming majority of ‘family-based arrangements’ between divorced parents work smoothly, the government has claimed. ‘Family-based arrangements’ are voluntary agreements between parents to pay child maintenance. They contrast with ‘statutory’ arrangements, in which the government intervenes and enforces payment on recalcitrant parents. According to new figures from the Department for Work and Pensions, 85 per…

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Jersey considers major divorce reforms

January 26, 2018 1 comment

divorce

Jersey in the Channel Islands is considering major reform to its divorce laws. As a crown dependency, Jersey has a separate legal system which has been influenced by both French and English law. It is centred around the Royal Court in the capital Saint Helier. Residents have now been invited to give their views on…

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