Category Archive: Divorce

Jan 18

WALES/ENGLAND – Kill off outdated family law, says retiring Coleridge

The private sector should take the lead in developing more innovative and ‘daring’ alternatives to the ‘bloodshed, time and cost’ of court, according to a retiring family judge.   Announcing the he is stepping down from full-time judging, Sir Paul Coleridge also called for an overhaul of outdated divorce laws.   He told a conference …

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Jan 18

WALES/ENGLAND – Silver splitter surge leaves divorce lawyers with new headache – the meddling children

It is a job which has always required the skills of a diplomat, conflict negotiator, property expert and financial whizz all rolled into one.   The number of divorces rises when people turn 60 Photo: ALAMY   But divorce lawyers say their ability to defuse acrimony appears to be being put to the test more than …

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Jan 15

WALES/ENGLAND – Clash between wife and mother-in-law behind £10m divorce battle

A personality clash between a millionaire dentist and her “highly controlling” mother-in-law is at the centre of a £10 million divorce battle.   Anushika Sharma, outside London’s Appeal Court Photo: Richard Gittins / Champion News   The a “strong mutual antipathy” between Dr Anushika Sharma, 36, and her husband’s mother, lies “at the heart” of a …

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Jan 14

UK – Wife of fallen tycoon to cross-examine Philip Green in £400m divorce battle

The Topshop boss will be questioned by Michelle Young about £80,000 cheques he said he paid to an estate agent     Some of Britain’s most influential business leaders including Sir Philip Green, Harold Tillman and Richard Caring, will be cross-examined by the woman at the centre of Britain’s most high-profile divorce when the case …

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Jan 14

WALES/ENGLAND – Holman J judgment starkly illustrates troubling effect of legal aid cuts

Lack of representation impacts on court time     Mr Justice Holman has described graphically the practical implications for the family courts of the continuing legal aid cuts. In his judgment in Tufail v Riaz [2013] EWHC 1829 (Fam) he quoted from the recent public lecture to the Institute for Government by Lord Neuberger of …

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Jan 11

WALES/ENGLAND – Adultery falls behind bad behaviour as leading grounds for divorce

Major new study looks at trends in divorce over the past 40 years   There are about five times as many divorces now than there were in the 1950s. Photograph: Rex Features/Image Source   Warring couples are only half as likely to cite adultery as the cause of a marriage breakdown than they were 40 …

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