Israeli Supreme Court: ‘mothers must share child support’

July 19, 2017 3 comments

marriage

Israeli mothers who share care of their children with their ex-husbands must also share responsibility for child support, the country’s Supreme Court has ruled. Currently fathers in Israel are solely responsible for the payment of child support, regardless of whether the mother earns more than the father, her earning potential or the amount of time…

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Former MP says reporting restrictions should not apply overseas

July 12, 2017 3 comments

finances and divorce

A former Liberal Democrat MP has claimed that the extension of a family court reporting restrictions to overseas journalists is heavy-handed. John Hemming represented the constituency of Birmingham Yardley for ten years, from 2005 to 2015. He has since become an outspoken and controversial campaigner on family legal issues. His comments followed the divorce of…

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Financial advisors encouraged to work in family law

July 4, 2017 1 comment

finances and divorce

There is a pressing need for more accredited financial advisors within family law, Resolution has claimed. Currently only 42 advisors are accredited for work with divorced and separating couples in England and Wales the legal organisation notes: that is just one for every 5,000 divorces. Meanwhile, the overwhelming majority of family cases have a financial…

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Tigers, tsunamis and trusts: lessons from Quan v Bray

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June 26, 2017 0 comments

finances and divorce

The Court of Appeal’s judgment in Quan v Bray & Others, handed down on 16 June, contains important lessons, not just regarding the central issue of nuptial settlements, but also regarding the conduct and management of litigation. I suspect that many non-lawyer readers may be unfamiliar with the term ‘nuptial settlements’, so I thought I…

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Loopholes ‘depriving single parents of child support’

June 26, 2017 17 comments

child maintenance

‘Loopholes’ mean too many absent parents are not paying their dues, single parent charity Gingerbread has claimed. In a new report entitled Children Deserve More, Gingerbread insist that recent reforms to the child maintenance system have “prioritised administrative convenience over all other concerns” and “desperate” parents with care are being let down by an unhelpful…

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