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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

Why over half of couples would choose pre-nups

Date: March 9th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  A survey highlighted recently in the Daily Mail, revealed that 60 percent of Australian couples interviewed would be happy to sign a pre-nup agreement. Once considered by many to demonstrate a lack of trust in the other person and lack of faith in the marriage before it has even taken place, today’s realistic couples… Read the full article

Sharia marriage validity leads to Family Court

Date: March 1st, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

A case involving three marriages, an alleged falsified document, lost Court documents and an unexplained mix-up by a District Registry has been referred by the Court of Appeal to the Family Court. The woman in question, Noshin Ismail, participated in a combination of Sharia and English weddings between 1983 and 1993 – six ceremonies in… Read the full article

Civil partnership battle continues

Date: February 25th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  They may have lost this round, but civil partnership campaigners Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan have vowed to continue their fight to enter into a civil partnership. The couple’s main argument is that whilst same-sex couples have the option of either marrying or committing to each other by way of civil partnership, opposite-sex couples… Read the full article

Couples’ international surrogacy suffers legal delays

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

  As reported in Family Law Week, a commercial surrogacy agreement between an Indian woman and a British couple led to months of delay, until the children were permitted to travel to their new home in the UK. After they learned that the in-vitro fertilisation over in India had been successful, the couple visited the… Read the full article

Judge rules in favour of immigrant father in child custody appeal

Date: February 11th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

A recent case highlighted by The Littlehampton Gazette outlined the unusual instance of a Nigerian illegal immigrant, who is battling for custody of his 15 month old daughter and has recently won his appeal. The man, who arrived in the UK 13 years ago on a six month tourist visa, had no job, had admitted… Read the full article

Did husband in divorce case hide money in charitable trust?

Date: February 1st, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

The acrimonious divorce between millionaire banker Stuart Bray and his conservationist wife Li Quan continues, amidst Ms Quan’s claims that her husband hid his money in their tiger charity, as reported by Mail on Sunday. The couple were married in 2001 and moved to London, where Mr Bray worked as an executive for Deutsche Bank…. Read the full article

Application for variation of order for return of child dismissed

Date: January 21st, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  An interesting case involving an order for the return of a child to his father in The Netherlands was reported recently in Family Law Week. The case began after the breakdown of a relationship whereby the mother of the five year old child was resident in England and the father lived in The Netherlands…. Read the full article

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