Rabbis work to help women victims of “agunot”

Date: June 28th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Israel and Middle East news source Haaretz recently revealed joint plans by Orthodox Rabbis in Israel and Europe, to identify Jewish men who prevent their wives from seeking a get, or Jewish divorce. Such women are called “agunot”, a literal translation being “chained women”. In the past, a wife was given this status if… Read the full article

Reform of Pakistan’s divorce laws divides priests

Date: June 23rd, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

A recent divorce case which led to a heated debate regarding Pakistan’s divorce laws, has split judges and religious leaders, says The Express Tribune. The original Christian Divorce Act 1869 stated that either Christian husband or wife within the country could apply for a divorce on a number of grounds, although the wife would need… Read the full article

Judge orders family reunification

Date: May 27th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  All too often in divorces that are less than amicable, the children unfortunately become tangled up in the battle between mother and father. Such was the case as reported recently on the Canadian CBC news site. In this instance, the father was alleged to have “recruited” his teenage son onto his side, seemingly persuading… Read the full article

Muslim one-sided divorce criticised by qazis

Date: May 20th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  The International Business Times reports that there have been a number of cases across India, where husbands have approached Islamic qazi judges and asked to grant them a divorce, without telling their wives. This procedure, which appears to be increasingly common, is carried out by the husband simply giving the dower to a qazi… Read the full article

Music mogul files for US divorce from behind bars

Date: May 17th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Three times married music producer Phil Spector has filed for what will probably be his last divorce, from behind bars in a California state prison, says MailOnline. The 76 year old, who was previously married to Annette Merar of Spector’s Three and Ronnie Bennett of the Ronettes, went on to marry wife number three,… Read the full article

Appeal against contact order granted

Date: April 20th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  A father’s fight to maintain contact with his son came a step closer recently, it was revealed in Family Law Week, when he won a second appeal against a case which originally saw all contact restricted between the man and his son. In the original case heard in February last year at the Family… Read the full article

Ex-wife awarded additional £40m in divorce settlement

Date: April 15th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  The latest hearing of a high profile divorce case involving Nick Robertson, millionaire and founder of online fashion retailer Asos; and his wife Janine, came to a close with the judge ruling that Mrs Robertson be awarded an additional £40 million as part of the financial settlement. The couple, who married in 2004, had… Read the full article

Muslim Marriage & Divorce in England

Date: April 12th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  There remains a great deal of confusion in the Muslim community about what constitutes a legal marriage in the UK; a problem which unfortunately often only comes to light when one or both parties choose to divorce. Many Muslim couples resident in the UK choose to have a nikah ceremony in addition to a… Read the full article

Family Court contact order decision criticised

Date: April 8th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Family Law Week recently commented on an appeal following a case whereby a Family Court judge had failed to address safety concerns regarding a child and instead, decided to make no contact order “other than as agreed between the parties”. The case in question involved a couple who had two children – a boy… Read the full article

Another celeb divorce – and another “quickie divorce”?

Date: April 5th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Barely a week now goes by without another celebrity “quickie divorce” hitting the headlines – the latest being that of the Duke of Northumberland’s daughter, as published in the Daily Telegraph. Lady Melissa Percy married property consultant Thomas van Straubenzee in 2013 at a society wedding in Lady Percy’s ancestral home, Alnwick Castle –… Read the full article

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