An unusual maintenance variation case

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March 9, 2017 1 comment

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Reported cases on maintenance variation (i.e. where one party applies to the court to increase or decrease the amount of a maintenance order) are relatively rare these days. The case B v G, however, was also unusual for another reason. Normally if a party paying maintenance wishes to have the amount of the maintenance reduced…

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Widows should not inherit ‘if divorce was underway’

March 6, 2017 0 comments

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Widows should have no right to the property of their deceased husbands if divorce proceedings were underway when he died, an Indian family has claimed. The brothers and sisters of a man who lived in the southwestern Indian city of Kochi before his death more than three years ago have succeeded in an appeal against…

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A tribute, a short marriage and more

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March 3, 2017 0 comments

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A week in family law President of the Family Division Sir James Munby has paid tribute to his predecessor Sir Nicholas Wall, who died earlier this month, having reportedly taken his own life after being diagnosed with dementia. In a lengthy tribute Sir James said: “Sir Nicholas Wall was indisputably one of the outstanding family…

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Successful city trader seeks to cut husband’s payout

February 28, 2017 4 comments

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A successful city trader has appealed after a family court awarded her ex-husband £2.7 million. Maths graduate Julie Sharp, 44, made an estimated £6.9 million after a career successfully trading in the energy market, The Evening Standard reports. Specialising in coal trading, she and her IT consultant husband Robin lived a luxurious lifestyle with two…

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Media allowed into Premier League star’s divorce

February 20, 2017 0 comments

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Former Premier League footballer Ryan Giggs has dropped plans to ban the media from court during his forthcoming divorce proceedings. The 43 year-old Welshman had applied for an order barring reporters but later decided to not pursue this, High Court Judge Mr Justice Cobb noted in a newly issued ruling on preliminary issues. Although reporting…

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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

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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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