Stowe Family Law Web Team

Modernise divorce law, says retiring judge

October 11, 2013 5 comments

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English divorce law was “designed for a wholly different era”, a High Court judge has claimed. Sir Paul Coleridge said an independent commission should take a “new and fresh” look at divorce and financial provision law. He told the Family Law Conference in London this week: “Since family law is intended to regulate family life…

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Angry Turkish wife destroys the family home

July 10, 2013 1 comment

An angry wife in Turkey took the roof and windows from her family home with her when she left her husband. Fatma Idem lived in Adana with her her husband Sahin, but she accused him of beating her and the marriage broke down. One day the 40 year-old park warden received a call at work…

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Lords reject gay marriage wrecking amendment

June 5, 2013 0 comments

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Members of the House of Lords have rejected an attempt to halt a bill legalising gay marriage in the UK. Peers voted against a ‘wrecking’ amendment to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Billl, by 390 to 148 votes. The proposal, which would have denied the bill a second reading, was tabled by Lord Dear, a…

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Vladimir Putin plans ban on foreign adoption by gay couples

March 28, 2013 0 comments

Russian president Vladimir Putin has moved to ban the adoption of Russian children by foreign gay couples. The 60 year-old head of state has instructed government lawyers and the Russian Supreme Court to prepare changes to adoption law, newspaper Izvestia reports. The Ministry of Education and Science, responsible for orphans within the country, is likely…

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Wife divorces comedian Marcus Brigstocke

March 25, 2013 0 comments

The wife of comedian Marcus Brigstocke has filed for divorce amid allegations of infidelity, the Mail On Sunday reports. The 39 year-old comedian is best known for his appearances on The Now Show and other BBC Radio 4 comedy programmes. He  is reported to have moved out of the family home in Wandsworth, south London,…

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