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Staying Together For the Sake of the Children

This week has been Resolution’s Family Dispute Resolution Week. Resolution is an organisation made up of 6,500 family lawyers and related professionals in England and Wales. Their guiding principal is approaching family law matters in a non-confrontational and collaborative way.

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Why is There No Such Thing As Gay Adultery in the UK

A woman is campaigning for a change in the law after she was unable to divorce her husband of 20 years on grounds of adultery as he only had affairs with men.

Under the UK, law adultery does not count if the person has had sex with a member of the same sex. The woman, who spoke on BBC Radio 4 while hiding her identity attempted to obtain a divorce citing adultery but was informed by her lawyer that she was unable to. She was instead forced to cite unreasonable behaviour as the reason for divorce with adultery not being an option as he only had affairs with the same member of sex.

Although she opted to divorce him under unreasonable behaviour and that such a citation did not affect the financial outcome when separating she is still attempting to reform the law as she is in the minority of people who: "care hugely about the betrayal and want to know that somebody somewhere has recognised that".

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Ex-Wife Wins All of Husband's Estate

In a landmark case for the UK, a woman has been awarded her ex-husband's entire fortune and estate in a divorce battle.

Enas Aly was awarded the £550,000 assets her ex-husband Dr Essam Aly owned after he allegedly "washed his hands" of his family according to a judge. Despite claiming that the decision was “unfair” the decision against the hospital consultant was deemed fair by judges, with the court stating that he neglected his family when he left the UK.

The judge stated that Dr Aly treated his so badly that his wife and children deserved “the lionshare if not all” of the compensation. Dr Aly had not been paying child support to his ex-wife leading to his wife winning his assets. In total, Enas Aly was awarded the lump sum from the sale of a house as well as £310,000 from her former husband's bank account. Dr Aly had left the UK and stopped paying child support.

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Women Challenge Unfair Divorce Settlements

Two women are appealing to have their divorce settlements overturned after they claim they were tricked into accepting unfair divorce settlements.

Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil both claim that they were duped into accepting unfair divorce settlements after their husbands allegedly misled judges about how much they earned and how much they were worth.

The landmark case could have much larger implications for divorce proceedings and could lead to numerous people appealing their divorce settlements.

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Woman To Make A Divorce Claim 18 Years On

A woman is making a divorce claim against her former husband almost 20 years after their divorce.

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Government Scrap Decision to Raise Divorce Fee

The government has abandoned it’s proposal to raise the fee to issue a divorce following a consultation on court fees.

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Divorce Affecting Scottish Businesses

A group of expert Scottish lawyers have warned that divorce and separations are affecting Scottish businesses.

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Court of Appeal rules in civil partnership split

A business man has won his appeal to the Court of Appeal in England over the amount of money awarded in a 'divorce' settlement to his former civil partner, reports the Herald.

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Woman awarded record divorce settlement

A Russian woman was awarded the UK's largest financial settlement when her divorce was finalised recently in London, reports the Daily Mail.

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