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I have a received a divorce petition, what should I do?
Regardless of whether the separation between you and your spouse is amicable, receiving a divorce petition either through the post or being personally served can be a very distressing and unnerving time.
For Richer, for paw(er)
A number of celebrity couples have also argued publically over their pets in their divorce proceedings, both in the states and in the UK; including former English rugby union player, Will Carling and his ex-wife Julia, who eventually came to an agreed settlement over their Labrador named ‘Biff’ and footballer George Best and his wife Alex, who were locked in dispute over their 2 Red Setters.
Fraud, Dishonesty and Court Orders
The divorce process has long finalised. The negotiations, either outside or inside Court have finalised and, whether by agreement or...
Failure to Disclose Financial Information in Divorce UK
One of the recent trends from the senior Courts in this jurisdiction has been to curtail and/or remove the (arguably somewhat legally unorthodox) practices that have developed over time in family law in order to deal with a variety of different problems which regularly occur in family proceedings - including that of financial disclosure. In particular, the cases of Imerman and Prest, made it plain that the family courts need to play by the ‘same rules’ as their civil counterparts.
Variations of Lump Sum Orders: Hamilton vs Hamilton Case
At the start of the year, the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal against the variation of an order made by consent and held that it was an order for payment of a lump sum in instalments which could be varied.
McKenzie Friend or Foe?
McKenzie Friend or Foe? - An article about McKenzie Friends in matrimonial proceedings by Nicola Caffery
Contempt of court and Family Law
A blog by Rebecca Harling in relation to the issue of contempt of court and family law. This follows the recent news events surrounding the matter of Mr & Mrs Young which has led to Mr Young being sentenced to a term of imprisonment for failure to comply with court directions and orders.