November 7, 2018

The government is drawing up plans to end the ‘blame game’ for separating couples, which often sees one partner accusing the other of unreasonable behaviour to get a quick divorce.

There are currently five reasons for being granted a divorce by the courts: adultery, unr...

October 8, 2018

No one goes into a marriage expecting it to fail. In the first heady days of romance it can seem that the good times will go on forever, yet the sad truth is that two out of five first marriages now end in divorce.

The end of a marriage presents couples with a host of i...

October 3, 2018

Four Muslim children who were taken into foster care after they had been radicalised by their mother have been returned to their father.

The High Court was told that the mother, who is in prison, had showed no moderation in her extremist beliefs.

The judge ruled that it...

September 27, 2018

Few misconceptions about the law have caused as much heartache as the myth of common law marriage.

There are more than three million cohabiting couples in the UK and according to recent research, more than half of them believe they have the same legal rights as married...

September 5, 2018

A father has been committed to prison for 18 months after separating his children from their mother while on holiday and refusing to return them.

The Court of Appeal was told that the children had not seen their mother for five years and were not living with either of t...

August 29, 2018

A father has successfully appealed against a ruling that would have allowed his former partner to take their son to live in Colombia.

The case involved a British father and Colombian mother who had a three-year-old son from a relationship that ended before the child was...

August 21, 2018

A husband has lost his appeal against a court order awarding his wife a large lump sum and half his pension.

The case involved a couple who divorced after several years of marriage. There were no dependent children.

The husband was ordered to pay the wife a lump sum of £...

August 13, 2018

A woman facing a jail sentence has won her appeal to prevent her daughter being returned to her father.

The case involved a married couple who had been permanently based in Italy.

The marriage broke down and the mother took the child to live elsewhere in Italy without th...

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