News: Divorcees inform on ex-partners to the taxman

October 29, 2012 2 comments

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) now pays out £373,280 a year to confidential informants, 20 per cent more than in the last year, according to newly published figures. And financial experts report that many of the people ringing the department’s confidential Tax Evasion Hotline are ex-wives seeking revenge on their former partners. Adam Craggs is…

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News: Permission to appeal refused in financial remedy case

October 25, 2012 0 comments

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In a recently published case, a judge has refused permission to appeal against a ‘financial remedy’ order (a legal order in relation to finances made following a divorce). The wife in the case had been awarded £100,000 towards her legal costs, after successfully claiming that her former husband had been guilty of “extreme litigation misconduct…

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News: Confusion warnings over child benefit reclaim

October 24, 2012 0 comments

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A soon-to-be introduced new system for cutting child benefit payments to higher earners could lead to widespread confusion, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph. Under the system, due to be introduced at the beginning of January, when at least one partner in a couple earns more than £50,000 per year, child benefit will…

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Domestic abuse and the successor to the Child Support Agency

October 24, 2012 6 comments

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The Child Maintenance Service could expose vulnerable women to indirect abuse by their former partners: that’s the rather startling message of the single parent charity Gingerbread, as outlined in a recent Guardian article. We have already taken a look at the Child Maintenance Service. This successor to the famous/ infamous (delete according to preference!) Child…

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News: Wife granted full disclosure in criminal divorce case

October 19, 2012 0 comments

In a recently published case, the former wife of a convicted money launderer successfully applied for full disclosure of documents relating to her husband’s criminal actions. She sought disclosure to support her application to have the financial order issued during her divorce proceedings set aside. This had granted her a lump sum of £270,000. The…

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News: Child Support Agency to be wound up

October 9, 2012 15 comments

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The government has announced plans to gradually dismantle the controversial Child Support Agency and replace it with a new agency from December this year, with the transfer of responsibilities to be complete by 2014. The new Child Maintenance Service (CMS) will be designed to encourage voluntary child maintenance arrangements between parents, via a so-called Family…

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