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Kelsey Grammer ‘prolonging’ divorce

December 13, 2012 0 comments

The former wife of actor Kelsey Grammer has accused the 57 year-old of “prolonging” their divorce proceedings. During an episode of US talk show Anderson Live earlier this week, Camille Grammer claimed some details of the divorce arrangements are still to be finalized, although the divorce itself was completed in February last year. “For the…

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Sarah Palin’s son heads for the divorce courts

December 13, 2012 0 comments

The oldest son of controversial American politician Sarah Palin has filed for divorce just 18 months after getting married. Track Palin, 23, married wife Britta, 22, on an Alaskan mountainside in May 2011. Britta gave birth a daughter, Kyla, three months later. But the couple have now jointly filed divorce papers, a move which indicates…

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Child abductions by parents rise by 88% in 10 years

December 13, 2012 6 comments

Parental child abductions have risen by 88 per cent in less than a decade, according to new government findings. Data from the Foreign Office (FCO) shows that the number of children abducted and taken abroad illegally by an estranged parent has increased significantly in under a decade. A parent has no legal right to take…

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Ideas on a postcard, please!

December 12, 2012 1 comment

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Well, come to think of it, perhaps an email might be quicker! Ideas for what? The ebook I am currently completing, that’s what! This *free* book will be available to Amazon Kindle users by the end of this months. Aimed at all separating and divorcing parents, it will be full of as many tips as…

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Supreme Court rules in favour of disclosure

December 12, 2012 2 comments

A fascinating judgement has been handed down today by the Supreme Court in the case of In the Matter of Re A (A Child) 2012. What makes this case so fascinating is the application of the Human Rights Act 1998 to the case. This was a case which was appealed to the Supreme Court from…

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When divorce drives you far from home

December 12, 2012 0 comments

If you have ever been through a acrimonious divorce, you may feel like you’ve been sent to a (metaphorical) Siberia. But according to a fascinating article in the Daily Mail, divorce really did drive one British man to Siberia 20 years ago. It particularly interested me because I too have a client who decided to…

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Government announces gay marriage plans

December 12, 2012 2 comments

The government has announced its much discussed plans to legalise gay marriage in the UK. MPs will be given a free vote on a bill to be introduced in January, with the first same sex marriages expected in 2014. In an attempt to placate traditional Conservatives opposed to the plans, the legislation will include a…

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London hotelier loses bid to cut wife’s divorce payout

December 12, 2012 0 comments

Multi-millionaire hotelier Andrew Morris Davies has failed in his bid to cut the £2.75 million awarded to his ex-wife Debra by Judge Martin O’Dwyer in August 2011. Sitting at the Court of Appeal, Lord Justices Thorpe, Elias and Rimer dismissed Mr Davies’ appeal. Lord Justice Thorpe noted that during the hearing, the wife’s “contribution to…

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Visiting Child Maintenance Options (from Solicitors Journal)

December 11, 2012 18 comments

From my latest Solicitors Journal column “Family Business”, 06/12/2012. Child Maintenance Options is doing its best with limited resources, but is it enough, asks Marilyn Stowe Every month I appear on ITV’s This Morning, for a regular ‘Divorce 
Clinic’ in which I answer viewers’ questions live on air. One subject is always guaranteed to prompt a deluge…

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