March 2018 / 30 posts found

Divorce? You may regret it if you don’t ask for legal advice

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However, the wife later claimed that the husband had gone back on their arrangement and she took him to court to claim damages. The husband stated in his defence that his poor mental health meant he did not fully understand the arrangement and the impact that it would have. He also argued that he signed the arrangement under pressure. Mr Justice Mann tried the case. He found that the husband did in fact fully understand the agreement and that there was no evidence that mental impairment was a discounting factor. The judge commented that the husband was ‘not the sort […]

Study: A top promotion can double a woman’s chance of divorce

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A woman’s professional success may come at the cost of her marriage, according to a new study. Swedish researchers Olle Folke and Johanna Rickne found that when women got promoted to the top job in their field, it doubled their chances of a divorce. The same was not true for men being promoted. Married women twice as likely to get divorced within 3 years of promotion In their 2018 white paper, Folke and Rickne looked at 30 years of Swedish register data that followed the careers of job candidates before and after job promotions in the public and private sector. On average, the […]

Ethical Issues in Litigation Discovery: Managing Risks, Costs, and Data

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What is child custody?

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How a custody lawyer can help Custody arrangements can have long-lasting effects. Even if you’re on good terms with the other parent, it’s wise to have a lawyer look over your plan to ensure there aren’t any problems. You should always have a lawyer if your case is contested. What are child custody decisions based on? Child custody decisions are based on the best interests of the child. This simply means that courts should prioritize the needs of the child above those of either parent. Courts will still consider each parent’s situation, but the main basis of their decision will […]

Considerations for care homes on the charging of fees after death

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Inappropriate fees The CMA has highlighted several areas where the common practice is to continue charging the full care fees for a month or more after a resident has died. It’s often at this point that families will try to deal with matters themselves. In the cases where a solicitor is involved with the probate, the final invoice is often simply paid as a matter of course without realising that the invoice may include amounts that are unreasonable or should not be charged for. Vacating a room after death First, the CMA argues that charging for a month, or sometimes […]

Litigation Tracker: banking and finance cases reign supreme, report reveals

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The Lawyer Litigation Tracker 2017 reveals a ground-breaking year for the English courts, with landmark judgments reached in a number of areas of law that have set precedents and reformulated long-standing legal principles. However, it was also a year in which fewer cases went all the way to judgment. Some 2,412 judgments were tracked by The Lawyer Litigation Tracker in 2017. This is a 5 per cent decrease on the 2,532 handed down in 2016 and an 18 per cent decrease on the 2,938 in 2015. This was caused by a sharp decline in the number of judgments in the […]

Participation In Litigation To Avoid A Default Judgment Does Not Waive A Party’s Right To Compel Arb…

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Litigation over 24th Street project proceeds after failed settlement negotiations

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Litigation regarding the 24th Street widening project is moving forward after attempts to settle proved unsuccessful. Months of mandatory negotiations between the City of Bakersfield and the Citizens Against the 24th Street Widening Project ended in February after the attorneys representing the group declined the city’s offer to waive payment of $20,000 in court-awarded costs in exchange for the dismissal of the case. The group has agreed to pay the costs. “The city thought $20,000 was enough leverage to get us to dismiss the appeal. That’s not acceptable,” said Jamie Hall, an attorney with Channel Law Group who is representing […]

Family Law Bills before Parliament: an update

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Home > News The following Bills which may be of interest to family lawyers are currently proceeding through Parliament. The only government Bill is the Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill. However, the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill, though a Private Members’ Bill, has government support. Child Maintenance (Assessment of Parents’ Income) BillThis Bill was introduced by Heidi Allen in the House of Commons on 28 November 2017 under the Ten Minute Rule. The Bill would equalise the assessment and enforcement of child maintenance arrangements of children of self-employed parents with those of children of other […]

Shocking! Man filed divorce, claimed wife did not cook well or offer water; here’s what court said

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A 46-year-old man who accused that his wife did not treat him and his family well, filed a divorce petition. (PTI) A 46-year-old man who accused that his wife did not treat him and his family well, filed a divorce petition. However, his petition was turned down by Bombay High Court on Friday upholding the order of Family Court, reported the Indian Express. The man accused that his wife that she did not cook tasty food and did not offer him a glass of water when he returns from work. He also said that she used to abuse and ill-treat […]