Court Gives Mother Permission For Child To Live In South Africa

Date: August 4th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Family Law Week reports that the Family Court has granted a contested application by a mother to take her eight year old son with her to live in Angola. The mother was born in Angola but as a child, moved with her family to London. It was there she met an Englishman and entered… Read the full article

Post-Nuptial Agreements: What Are They And How Do They Work?

Date: July 29th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Pre-nuptial agreements are now a fairly common occurrence within the marital landscape but, reports, a growing number of married couples are also now using post-nuptial agreements. As its name suggests, a post-nuptial agreement (post-nup for short) is entered into after a marriage has taken place. It sets out details of what should happen… Read the full article

High Court Refuses Application To Have Deceased Woman’s Eggs Fertilised

Date: July 22nd, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Family Law Week reports that in a recent case before the High Court, permission was refused for the parents of a deceased daughter to export her frozen eggs to the USA for fertilisation and implanting in the deceased’s mother. The young woman’s eggs had been removed and frozen unfertilised, after she was diagnosed with bowel… Read the full article

The Rising Tide of Divorced Senior Citizens

Date: July 16th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  The press has recently reported that the divorce rate amongst senior citizens in England and Wales almost doubled between 2001 and 2011. The 2011 national census, published by the Office of National Statistics, reveals that 8.7% of people aged 65 and over were divorced. In the 2001 census, the corresponding figure was 5.2%. Indeed,… Read the full article

Why It Pays To Follow The Correct Legal Process

Date: July 13th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  The High Court has heard that alleged negligence by a solicitor resulted in a successful property developer ending up on the breadline, reports The Daily Telegraph. The case, which called before Mr. Justice Charles, involved an action for damages raised by Norma Wilson against a Berkshire-based firm of solicitors. The court heard that, prior… Read the full article

No Discrimination Against Fathers In Court

Date: July 8th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  It is a common belief that mothers usually fare better in child care proceedings. However, as reported in Family Law Week, a study commissioned by the Nuffield Foundation reveals that there is no evidence that family courts in England and Wales are discriminating against fathers in child contact and residence cases. Dr. Maebh Harding… Read the full article

Husband Filed For Secret Divorce In Malaysia

Date: July 6th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Family Law Week reports that Mr. Justice Mostyn refused to recognise a decree of divorce granted in Malaysia, on the grounds that it had been granted on the basis of a “knowingly false” petition. The case involved parties who married in Singapore in 2001. They separated in 2010, at which time they were living… Read the full article

Former Girlfriend Of Prince Andrew In Multi-Million Marriage Split

Date: July 3rd, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  The Daily Mail reports that a former model once romantically linked to Prince Andrew is involved in what could, in financial terms, be one of the biggest divorce cases in British legal history. Christina Estrada is said to have separated from her husband of 14 years, Walid Juffali. The split happened after Mr Juffali,… Read the full article

Julius Brookman Admitted As Solicitor In Australia

Date: June 5th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

On 1st June Julius Brookman, partner at Brookman Solicitors, was admitted as a solicitor in Queensland, Australia. Julius passed the relevant courses last year with a Distinction average. Whilst Julius was already very familiar with Australian family law and regularly advises clients who have a connection with Australia, Julius’ dual qualification formally demonstrates his depth of… Read the full article

Forced marriage protection cases on the rise

Date: May 26th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

The Ministry of Justice has recently published statistics for the Family Court covering the period from October to December, 2014. The figures are consistent with those for the previous three quarterly periods in 2014, in that they show an overall decline in the number of new cases being handled by the Family Court. The number… Read the full article

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