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New research adds weight to calls for no-fault divorce

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An interesting new study into divorce trends in England and Wales suggests that existing divorce laws are elongating and exacerbating difficult divorce disputes, as couples are too often unable to split without proving in Court who has caused the marriage to...

Wife awarded £350 million superyacht in "Britain's biggest-ever divorce battle"

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In the latest round of a long-running legal wrangle described by the press as “Britain’s biggest-ever divorce battle,” a Russian oligarch has been ordered to hand over a £350 million superyacht to his wife by the High Court. ...

Divorcee loses bid to secure "meal ticket for life" from ex-husband

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A Court of Appeal Judge has ruled that a divorcee who attempted to secure a so-called “meal ticket for life” from her ex-husband will have her maintenance payments stopped after just three years. Ms Kim Waggott was married to her...

Cohabitee left nothing in wealthy partner's Will to receive small fortune after High Court intervenes

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Family law groups such as Resolution continue to stress that there is no such thing as ‘common law marriage’ in England and Wales and that ill-prepared cohabiting couples have very limited legal rights in the event of an unplanned break-up or an...

Action needed on family law reforms, says Sir James Munby

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Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division of the High Court, has voiced concerns that action is urgently needed on a number of proposed reforms to family law in England in Wales. Addressing the Law School at the University of Edinburgh in recent...

Wealthy couple caught in "Brexit battle" over choice of divorce Court

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A wealthy couple who are fighting over whether they will use the English or European Union (EU) Courts to pursue their divorce has been described as “staging a Brexit battle of their own” by the Evening Standard . According to reports,...

Almost three quarters of millennials plan on cohabiting before getting married

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In recent days, research highlighted in Business Insider magazine has revealed that almost three quarters (72 per cent) of today’s so-called millennials believe that cohabiting with their partner before getting married is a good idea. In comparison,...

Does Bitcoin pose a problem for divorce?

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A number of media reports in recent days suggest that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies may pose problems for couples embroiled in bitter divorce battles in instances where one party is attempting to hide the true extent of their wealth from the other. In...

Russian billionaire argues that record-breaking £452 million divorce settlement was 'unfair'

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A Russian billionaire who has been ordered to hand his ex-wife £453 million has argued that the settlement is “manifestly unfair.” Mr Farkhad Akhmedov, 61, first married Ms Tatiana Akhmedova in Russia – where their relationship was...

Cohabitees at risk due to misguided belief in 'common law marriage' myth

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Cohabiting couples living in the UK are misunderstanding their legal rights and clinging onto an old myth when it comes to their interpretations of the law. According to research from Direct Line Insurance, more than a third of British cohabitees do not...

Woman who received £90 million divorce settlement fighting for larger pay-out at Court of Appeal

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A UK woman who was granted a £90 million divorce settlement when she split from her property tycoon ex-husband is fighting for a larger pay-out at the Court of Appeal. Ms Camilla Versteegh was married to multi-millionaire property magnate Gerard...

Home Office review recommends legislative changes to protect Muslim women in Sharia marriages

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Sharia marriages should be recognised by law in England and Wales, an independent review has found. The 18-month review, which was first commissioned by Theresa May in 2016 during her time as Home Secretary, set out to explore the issues of whether Sharia...