Mother wins appeal against Irish custody order

July 24, 2017 3 comments

family life

The mother of a three year-old girl has won her appeal against an order saying her daughter must be sent back to live with her father in the Republic of Ireland. The order, made in the Irish courts last year, transferred sole care of the girl to her father who lives in the country. The…

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Former MP says reporting restrictions should not apply overseas

July 12, 2017 3 comments

finances and divorce

A former Liberal Democrat MP has claimed that the extension of a family court reporting restrictions to overseas journalists is heavy-handed. John Hemming represented the constituency of Birmingham Yardley for ten years, from 2005 to 2015. He has since become an outspoken and controversial campaigner on family legal issues. His comments followed the divorce of…

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Ex-wife jailed for contempt after defaming husband

July 6, 2017 8 comments

divorce

The former wife of a Methodist Minister has been jailed for contempt of court after repeatedly accusing him of abuse. The case dated back as far as 2001, when the divorced couple disputed the father’s rights to see his daughter. In the High Court Mr Justice Hayden noted, the father’s wish to see his children…

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Divorcee complains she has not received payout

August 11, 2016 2 comments

finances and divorce

The High Court has declined to issue an enforcement order against the estate of a Saudi billionaire after his ex-wife did not receive a multimillion pound settlement by the due deadline. Former model Christina Estrada was married to Sheikh Walid Juffali for 12 years until he divorced her under Islamic law, following a polygamous second…

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MCJ v MAJ: financial remedy principles in action

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July 11, 2016 1 comment

finances and divorce

I don’t think there is anything new in Mrs Justice Roberts’ clearly-written judgment in MCJ v MAJ (Financial Provision: Treatment of Non-Matrimonial Property), but nevertheless it is an interesting and useful example of several financial remedy principles in action. In particular, we see at work the principles not just relating to non-matrimonial property, but also…

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