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    The tabloid newspapers are full of news stories to the effect that TV presenter Anthony McPartlin, better known as ‘Ant’ of Ant and Dec, and his wife Lisa Armstrong are divorcing...
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    “As Home Secretary, I was proud to sponsor the legislation that created equal marriage. Now, by extending civil partnerships, we are making sure that all couples, be they same-sex...
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    In the last week statistics on divorce have been published by both the Office for National Statistics (‘ONS’) and the Ministry of Justice (‘MoJ’). They paint a conflicting picture...
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    A husband involved in financial remedy proceedings has been ordered by a judge not to pay any money to his lawyers, unless he pays an equal amount to his wife’s...
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    As anticipated here last week, the Government has announced a consultation on the introduction of no-fault divorce. Proposals detailed in the consultation include: • retaining the sole ground for...
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    It has been reported that the Lord Chancellor David Gauke is set to announce a consultation on no-fault divorce, in which he will call for the existing fault-based system...
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    The Supreme Court has held that a mother should be entitled to widowed parent’s allowance following the death of her partner, despite the fact that she was not married...
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    A new film starring Dame Emma Thompson has led to a call for the mandatory provision of independent advocates for children. The film, The Children Act, is based upon a...
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    The Child Poverty Action Group (‘CPAG’) has published its latest Cost of a Child report, showing what it costs to raise a child to age 18, based on what the...
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    At least two national newspapers have reported this week of a poll indicating that three in ten divorcing couples exaggerate faults in their marriage, in order to get a...
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    A High Court judgment in relation to an Islamic marriage has caused confusion in some quarters, with it being reported that the judgment means that such marriages will be...
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    Sir Andrew McFarlane has taken up his position as President of the Family Division, following the retirement of his predecessor, Sir James Munby. Sir Andrew, who recently won an ‘outstanding...
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