‘Out of time’ maintenance appeal dismissed.

June 19, 2017 0 comments

finances and divorce

A father’s attempt to appeal the award of a payment to his ex-wife has been dismissed by the Family Court. The case concerned a ‘lump sum deduction order’ (LSDO) relating to child maintenance arrears. Such orders are instructions to the person’s bank or building society to deduct a sum of money, which is then paid…

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Consent orders, divorce debt & death

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April 8, 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 Neil Dring, a solicitor in our Wetherby office. If you have a question, send it to ask@stowefamilylaw.co.uk. “In my consent order I was given the marital home and my ex had the…

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Spousal maintenance application to proceed

May 10, 2016 4 comments

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A former husband’s application to change a spousal maintenance agreement should not be struck out, the High Court has ruled. The case concerned a former couple who married in 1992 after living together for a number of years. The wife had two children from her previous marriage. In the Central Family Court at the Royal…

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Criminal consequences

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June 11, 2015 0 comments

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I wrote here just yesterday about the possibility of criminal sanctions being imposed upon a person who fails to tell the truth to a family court. By coincidence, a law report has since appeared in which that very circumstance arose. The facts in Kaur v Randhawa are quite remarkable. The judgment concerned the wife’s attempts…

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The Sunday Times: house husbands in the spotlight

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February 2, 2015 4 comments

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Last week a journalist from the Sunday Times rang me wanting to know my take on the case of Rupert Nightingale. He was the househusband who hit the headlines after he was given permission to appeal his maintenance award. Mr Nightingale’s ex-wife, Kirsten Turner, earned £420,000 as a partner at accountancy giant PriceWaterhouseCoopers – also…

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House husband unhappy with divorce ruling requiring job

January 29, 2015 13 comments

finan ces and divorce

The husband of a wealthy accountant has objected to a divorce ruling which would require him to find employment. Rupert Nightingale was married to university sweetheart Kirsten Turner for seven years. She earned a six figure salary as a partner at international financial services firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers, while he pursued fine art photography, making little money,…

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Divorce and children: your questions answered

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December 14, 2014 5 comments

fostering and adoption

Mark Christie is head of the Children’s Department here at Stowe Family Law. Here he answers some of the many questions about children that have brought visitors to the blog over the last few weeks.   My ex-husband refuses to pay child support and he lives in Italy. What can I do? Unfortunately, as your ex-husband lives outside England…

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