Another case of disastrous family litigation

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November 23, 2017 4 comments

family life, family law

How many times have I seen this? Parties to family cases so determined to ‘win’ that they embark upon long and disastrous litigation, utterly oblivious of the effect it is having upon their finances, their emotions and their children. Of course, there are no winners in such situations. Everyone loses save, of course, the lawyers….

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Mother ‘can be trusted’ to take children to Iran

February 14, 2017 0 comments

family law

A mother can be trusted to take two of her children to Iran, the Family Court has ruled. Although she was born in England, the mother’s entire family is from the Islamic Republic. After she spent the first three years of her life here she moved with her parents to the Middle Eastern country. Twenty…

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Taliban murder woman for divorcing husband

December 21, 2016 1 comment

divorce

Taliban guerrilla fighters murdered an Afghan woman for divorcing her husband and marrying another man according to local reports. The victim’s husband had supposedly authorised her divorce while working in Iran. She duly married another man and set up home with him. But when her first husband later returned to Afghanistan he denied consenting to…

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Bankruptcy, reporting abuse and more

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July 29, 2016 1 comment

family law

A week in family law These are the highlights of another busy week in the world of family law: The first ever annual statistics on the incidence of Female Genital Mutilation (‘FGM’) in England have been published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. The statistics show that there were 5,700 newly recorded cases…

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Iran blames satellite TV for divorce

July 26, 2016 1 comment

family law

The government of Iran believes that satellite television is to blame for divorce and drug use. This week religious authorities in the Islamic Republic ordered 100,000 satellite dishes to be destroyed across the country. General Mohammad Reza Naqdi is the leader of the Basij militia, part of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, a branch of the…

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Iran launches cohabitation task force

June 8, 2016 0 comments

family law

The Iranian government has launched a task force to study the rising number of cohabiting couples in the country. Deputy Health Minister Mohammad Eslami claimed that an increase in cohabitation would “have a negative impact” on the Islamic Republic’s birth rate. However, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran reports that many young couples…

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