Teen brothers to live with wealthy father in Switzerland

October 11, 2017 1 comment

family law

The teenage sons of a wealthy Russian industrialist should be allowed to move to Switzerland to live with him despite their mother’s reluctance, the High Court has ruled. The boys in question were aged 15 and 13. Unsurprisingly their mother, with whom they’d been living, opposed the idea of the brothers moving to Switzerland. In…

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Son of Russian oligarch wins back divorce ‘top up’

October 6, 2017 1 comment

family law

The son of a Russian oligarch has won back £1.14 million that had been awarded to his ex-wife as a divorce settlement ‘top up’. The 47 year-old son of a telecommunications mogul had originally agreed to pay his wife £5.1 million following their divorce back in Russia. He also gave her a flat in Moscow…

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1,000 divorced couples pressured to reunite

August 24, 2017 1 comment

family law

Almost 1,000 divorced couples in Chechnya have been pressured to get back together after comments made by the region’s leader. Earlier this year after Ramzan Kadyrov, whose official title is Head of the Chechen Republic, declared that divorce was the cause of many social problems in the region. Speaking recently on the subject, he said…

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Father’s rights breached by failure of Russian courts

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July 24, 2017 1 comment

children and divorce

I seem to be writing a series of posts concerning European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) cases in which the applicant complains of the failure of their (or other) national authorities to uphold their rights in connection with family-related issues. I have written several times about fathers who have complained about failures, or alleged failures,…

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Russia moves to decriminalise domestic violence

January 13, 2017 1 comment

Russia, family law

Lawmakers in Russia have passed a bill decriminalising some forms of domestic violence. On Wednesday, 368 members of the State Duma voted in favour of a measure which would make assaults that cause less serious injuries administrative offences rather than criminal ones. Only two members voted against it. The State Duma is the lower house…

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Divorced couple’s mansion split by brick wall

October 24, 2016 0 comments

family law

A divorced couple in Russia have been ordered to construct a brick wall inside their mansion. This unusual ruling was made when the local family court declared that the couple’s wealth should be divided equally. The biggest asset was their luxury home valued at around £2 million in Moscow’s prestigious Rublyovka suburb. However, instead of…

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