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Varying periodical payments and the section 28(1A) bar

When making spousal maintenance orders, the court is under an obligation to consider whether the payments should be made only while the payee adjusts, without undue hardship, to the termination of their financial dependence on the payer under section 25A(2), Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. Periodical payment orders, also known as spousal maintenance,  often commence from the date of a financial remedy order, although …

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Forum shopping for divorce

Any family law proceedings involving an international element must first consider the legal forum in which it is best to progress a client’s case. When considering this, divorce proceedings cannot be considered in isolation. Ordinarily, little objection is raised to the location of a prospective divorce court, providing the divorce is internationally recognised. However, the forum selected for financial remedy proceedings …

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The effect of divorce and separation on women

The Chartered Insurance Institute has provided an interim report on the risk, exposure and resilience to risk for women in Britain today. The interim report is a wide ranging document that addresses risks to women’s education, work, family life and health and includes a detailed analysis on the risks posed to women from and effect of divorce and separation. The …

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Family Law News Review

As we approach the Easter break, we thought it would be appropriate to take a moment to reflect on how family law matters have progressed so far in 2017, revisiting some of the hot news topics. The Telegraph has recently picked up on a theme which Hunter and Uro were commenting upon in May and June 2016 – the increased use …

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School holidays and vaccines – is society more important than your own child?

Much of this week’s media focus has centred on Jon Platt’s Supreme Court case, regarding the fine levied against him for taking his children out of school during term-time. Mr Platt was ultimately unsuccessful with this case, with the court’s judgment being led by Lady Hale, stating “…unauthorised absences have a disruptive effect, not only on the education of the …