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Caravaggio, ethics and the divorce courts

June 8, 2009 0 comments

If anyone knew every type of human condition, if anyone felt every type of emotion, and had the gift to show his feelings so nakedly to the world, it was Caravaggio. Fast forward to the 21st century and last week in the High Court we saw the human condition, once again at its absolute worst.

The Stowe Family Law LLP Grand Cup

June 2, 2009 0 comments

We were back at York Races, for the annual Stowe Family Law LLP Grand Cup. I always enjoy supporting race days in Yorkshire. I’m a Yorkshire lass and I’m proud

Mr and Mrs Bokor-Ingram Revisited

May 28, 2009 1 comment

You may remember that I recently looked at the case of a Mr and Mrs Bokor-Ingram. I examined the Mesher order to which the wife had agreed; at the time, she

Parents: Keep Doing Your Best!

May 19, 2009 1 comment

Many of my clients place their children’s needs before their own. But I have seen many people who, when they are divorcing, struggle to get past their own needs

Divorce: how to minimise costs in a recession

May 18, 2009 2 comments

I was recently asked by The Daily Telegraph to offer my guidance on how couples might divorce without using up all their falling wealth in these harsher times. I have included below a summary of my tips. You can read the full feature here. Move swiftly. Get your timing right. Make interim arrangements for paying…

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When only the High Court will do

May 14, 2009 0 comments

Hindsight is a wonderful thing My last post concerned a court case which turned into a disaster. My colleagues in our Children’s Department have told me that in these complex cases, the court system, especially in the lower courts, isn’t always equipped to cope, not least as there may be long delays in finding court…

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When being too motherly can land you in jail

May 11, 2009 14 comments

Children are far stronger than we give them credit for Yesterday, I read an article in the Sunday Times that ruined my otherwise very pleasant day. The piece by Daniel Foggo concerned a mother who is being imprisoned because of her “over indulgent” behaviour towards her three children following the breakdown of her marriage. The…

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