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Sir James Munby’s final call for no fault divorce?

The country’s leading family law judge, Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, chose to once again press for a move towards no-fault divorce during the course of a recent lecture to the legal faculty at the University of Edinburgh. Sir James highlighted his view that no fault divorces should be made available to allow those individuals “trapped in …

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Ex-husband jailed for breaching court orders

John Hart, 83, has been jailed for 14 months for contempt of court in relation to his divorce settlement, having been ordered to hand over £3.5m of assets to his ex-wife, Karen Hart, in addition to his company shares. The shares, which amounted to a “substantial part of the wealth” involved in the June 2015 divorce settlement – were transferred to Mrs …

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Selling the family home during court proceedings

Mr Justice Cobb recently reviewed the law surrounding the thorny issue of the sale of the the family home during the course of ongoing financial remedy proceedings. Many separating couples find themselves in a quandary, as they consider the pro’s and con’s of such a sale within the context of such proceedings, as occurred in the case of WS v …