Maintenance for the older child

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February 16, 2017 0 comments

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ASK A FAMILY LAWYER In this regular column, Stowe Family Law solicitors answer readers’ questions on different legal issues.  Today’s query goes to Jennifer Williamson, a senior solicitor based in our Winchester office. “My son and daughter are both teenagers now and my son will be going off to university soon. How does that affect…

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Nigerian wife wants to divorce ‘lying’ husband

February 1, 2017 0 comments

finances and divorce

A woman living in the Nigerian capital Abuja has applied to divorce her husband after she discovered his claims to hold a well-paid job were fictitious. Appearing in a customary court (applying traditional tribal law), the wife told the judges that her spouse had claimed before their marriage to have a job at Zenith Bank,…

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Vermont judges shy away from major alimony reform

January 30, 2017 0 comments

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Judges in the small north-eastern state of Vermont have shied away from major alimony reform, to the disappointment of campaigners. In a new report, the Family Division Oversight Committee of the state’s Supreme Court recommends new guidelines and procedures on financial settlements and alimony ( normally referred to in the UK as spousal maintenance). The…

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Baroness Deech’s Divorce Bill in her own words

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January 30, 2017 4 comments

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I think we can all agree that our nearly 50 year-old divorce laws need updating, even if we can’t agree exactly how to do so. Unfortunately, since the debacle that was the Family Law Act 1996, an ill-fated and ultimately aborted attempt to introduce no-fault divorce, the Government has consistently shied away from the effort…

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‘Laura Ashley’ divorce reaches decree absolute

January 27, 2017 0 comments

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The protracted divorce between the chairman of Laura Ashley and his estranged wife has finally reached decree absolute, signalling the formal end of their marriage. Malaysian businessman Khoo Kay Peng, now 78, and wife Pauline Chai separated in 2012 after more than 40 years together. She moved to England, settling in a Hertfordshire estate, and…

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Towards a virtual divorce system at last?

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January 18, 2017 1 comment

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As the sales figures for all of the big retailers have pretty well consistently shown in the last few years, online sales are increasing and high street sales are decreasing. Similar things have been seen in other service industries, such as banking and insurance. The world of the real is being replaced by the world…

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