October 2018 / 23 posts found

Parents 'weaponising' domestic violence orders, claims charity

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The number of non-molestation orders – issued by courts to prevent domestic abuse – has rocketed by 37% over the past five years because they are being exploited to secure legal aid, according to the charity Families Needs Fathers. The “weaponisation” of court procedures by “angry and vengeful parents” is encouraging false allegations and fuelling conflict between separating couples, the head of the organisation has claimed. The figures are based on the latest quarterly statistics produced by the Ministry of Justice. Since 2013, when the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (Laspo) came into force the number of […]

False Allegations In Divorce Must Stop

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The Kavanaugh allegations have put the seriousness and devastation of sexual misconduct and assault, and the importance of justice in those situations to the forefront of America and I’m glad about that. No one who has been a victim of sexual misconduct or assault should go unheard, and no one who is a perpetrator should go unpunished. All that said, the Kavanaugh situation has also put something else into the spotlight that I think is extremely meaningful and important: the potential for false allegations. I have been wanting to write a piece on false allegations in divorce for a long […]

The United States divorce rate is dropping, thanks to millennials

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New research suggests Americans in their late 20s have a less than 50% chance of getting divorced. Meanwhile, their chances of staying married are increasing. NEW YORK – Young people in the United States are rebelling against their parents’ generation, though not in a way that you might expect. New research suggests Americans in their late 20s have a less than 50% chance of getting divorced. Meanwhile, their chances of staying married are increasing. Divorce rate in US 1990-2016 (per 1,000 of population) As the chart shows, the US […]

MP to call for ban on attempted murderers recovering joint assets

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The extraordinary case of a husband who attempted to murder his wife and is now trying to obtain more than £60,000 from the sale of the family home is to be raised in parliament. The Labour MP Gloria de Piero will call for an effective ban on those convicted of murdering or attempting to murder their partners from recovering joint assets in probate and family court hearings. The claim for marital property is being pursued in a divorce case by a man who is serving a lengthy prison sentence after pleading guilty to stabbing his wife more than 30 times. […]

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner finalise divorce after actor says he ‘fighting for his family’

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Ben and Jen have reportedly finalised their divorce (Picture: Getty Images) Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have reportedly finalised their divorce. The former couple, who share three children, are said to have had a final meeting for several hours at Jennifer’s house on Thursday, with their lawyers and a private judge present. According to People, court documents reveal the pair finally completed the legal proceedings to end their 10-year marriage, more than three years after announcing their separation. However, TMZ reports that it’s not entirely over for Jennifer, 46, and Ben, 46, who will allegedly still need to get the […]

10 seriously expensive mistakes people make in a divorce

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Divorce rates have hit the lowest point in 44 years, down 40% from their peak in 1993, according to the latest stats from the Office for National Statistics. However, rates amongst older people are actually higher than they were in 1993. Sarah Coles, personal finance analyst at investment firm Hargreaves Lansdown , says: “You might have thought that once you’ve lived with your spouse for a few decades, you’ll have learned to put up with their most irritating habits. But apparently not. “While divorce rates have been falling among some groups in recent years, they’ve been on the rise among […]

Are joint custody and shared parenting a child’s right?

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In France, nearly three-quarters of the children of divorced couples see their fathers only one weekend every fifteen days. Credit: Pixabay, CC BY Many families with children separate all around the world. In France, for instance, nearly 200,000 children per year are affected by the divorce of their parents. After divorce, just over seven out of ten children (73%) live only with their mother and visit their father on alternate weekends. This phenomenon begs the question of the short- and long-term fate of these children, particularly in light of research showing that the active involvement of both parents in children’s […]

London’s Commercial Property Transactions More Than Double In Three Years

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London’s Commercial Property Transactions More Than Double In Three Years

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Mitigating construction risk

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