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United Kingdom

Rhiannon Noble

The Guardian newspaper recently published an article regarding a father in the United Kingdom who sewed listening devices into his daughter’s school blazer and raincoat to enable him to listen to private conversations between the child and a social worker.

The proceedings, in which Justice Peter Jackson in the Family Division of the High Court in London was asked to … Read more

De Facto or Married?

by Michelle McDermott on May 22, 2015

Michelle McDermott

I read a rather funny article recently by Becky Dickinson on the Parentdish UK website as to why the author does not think that she needs to be married. The reasons may resonate with many of you out there in “Blog Land”.

To clarify, in the UK parties who live together but are not married are called “cohabitees”. Here in … Read more

Older Wives being divorced by Younger Husbands

by Michelle McDermott on December 18, 2014

Michelle McDermott

In a rather interesting titbit from my recent reading of what’s happening in the UK family law world, it appears that there is an increasing trend of older, successful wives being divorced by their younger husbands when the women hit middle age. (I could make a quip here that it makes a change from the usual scenario of men trading … Read more

Anglo-Australian Marriages

by Michelle McDermott on February 7, 2014

Michelle McDermott

An important judgment has been handed down in the United Kingdom which has implications for those parties in Anglo-Australian marriages.

In the case of Mittal v Mittal [2013] EWCA Civ 1255, the Court of Appeal held that the English High Court can grant a discretionary stay of English divorce proceedings where there are rival proceedings in a more appropriate … Read more