Privacy and financial settlements by guest blogger Anna Ratcliffe

November 8, 2012 0 comments

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From April 2009 the amended Family Proceedings Rules have allowed “accredited representatives of news-gathering and reporting organisations” inside the family courts. As Marilyn Stowe has previously discussed on this blog, the reform followed three years of government consultations which aimed to increase public confidence in the family justice system by making it more transparent.  Those…

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Saudi divorcee entitled to maintain lifestyle, rules judge

November 6, 2012 0 comments

The former wife of a wealthy Saudi businessman is entitled to lead an affluent lifestyle, a judge has ruled. Her former husband, a wealthy Saudi businessman, was ordered by Hon Mrs Justice Baron to increase a proposed living allowance of £10,000 per month to £12,500 per month, or £150,000 per year, to include such expenses…

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US parents owe more than $100 billion in child support

November 6, 2012 0 comments

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Unpaid child support payments in the US total $108 billion, according to new figures from the Office of Child Support Enforcement. Almost 50 per cent of that money, or around $53 billion, is owed to the UStaxpayer, according to Joan Entmacher of the National Woman’s Law Center. If absent parents fail to pay child support…

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