Wife struggles to divorce paedophile husband

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April 7, 2016 0 comments

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Yesterday, I read a story in the Daily Mail about a Surrey woman who discovered her husband was a convicted paedophile after their wedding and has apparently been unable to divorce him for five years. I found this incredible, especially since she had reportedly taken legal advice. While the couple were on their honeymoon in…

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Call for end to divorce ‘charade’

October 13, 2015 0 comments

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The “charade” some couples are forced to perpetrate in order to secure a divorce must end, Resolution has declared. Of the 118,000 divorces in England and Wales every year, 57 per cent involve one partner accusing the other of unreasonable behaviour or adultery. In current English law, these are two of the five possible ways…

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Resolution launches no fault divorce study

September 9, 2015 0 comments

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Family law organisation Resolution has announced the launch of a two year study on no fault divorce. The group claimed that 48 per cent of divorces in 2012 were granted on the basis of “unreasonable behaviour” and a further 12 per cent because of adultery. This means that more than 72,000 divorces still relied on…

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Gay adultery in British law by Sam Harman

August 3, 2015 7 comments

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The definition of adultery under UK law is increasingly seen as outdated and inequitable because it fails to account for affairs with members of the same sex. The issue sparked renewed controversy after the BBC recently reported that a woman could not divorce her husband on the grounds of adultery after she discovered that he had ten separate affairs…

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The history of divorce

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June 15, 2015 2 comments

Divorce, family law, Marilyn Stowe

Divorce is an ever-present facet of modern life. Even if you haven’t gone through it yourself, chances are very high that you know someone who has. Perhaps a family member or a friend. A quick Google News search for “divorce” will, on any given day, no doubt yield numerous headlines about celebrity couples who are…

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Divorce Day dilemmas and This Morning

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January 7, 2015 0 comments

Yesterday I made a return visit to the studios of This Morning to answer questions from viewers wrestling with a variety of divorce dilemmas. It’s the time of the year when thoughts turn to divorce. A spike in enquiries on ‘Divorce Day’ –  the first working day of the new year –  is a widely recognised event in…

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