Dr Foster: a stark reminder why children should never be pawns in parents’ battles

The spotlight has fallen on youngsters who are caught in the explosive crossfire of warring parents following the volatile BBC melodrama, Doctor Foster. The relentless and destructive behaviour of Tom’s divorced parents left the series on a cliffhanger, with the … Continue reading

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Should all judges compile a ‘Dear Sam’ letter when putting children’s interests first?

A senior judge’s highly unusual move in explaining to a 14-year-old boy in a letter his decision why the child could not live with his father will have touched the hearts and minds of all parents. Typically, judges produce a … Continue reading

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Senior judge’s plea adds weight to ‘no-fault’ divorce campaign

  The call by the UK’s top family law judge for new legislation to allow ‘no-fault’ divorces reinforces the pressing need for their introduction. Sir James Munby, the president of the Family Division and Britain’s fourth most senior judge, has … Continue reading

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Why a panel of judges’ guide on pre-nuptial agreements needs to be put into context

By family law specialist, Norman Taylor The statement of a panel of judges that says:  “for most people they will not be relevant on divorce” may be correct if the agreement is tested in a court, and the terms found … Continue reading

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£2m divorce battle puts post-nups in legal spotlight

A High Court judge has upheld the terms of a post-nuptial agreement drawn up by a multi-millionaire property tycoon and his former wife after they married. The decision highlights both the value of such arrangements and the importance of taking … Continue reading

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Calling Time on Dinosaur Divorce Laws: Why Coleridge is right

Current divorce laws are “dinosaurs” and dead as Monty Python’s mythical parrot, according to Sir Paul Coleridge, who has stepped down as a full-time family law judge. As he announced his departure to spend more time on his charity The … Continue reading

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