Family Matters

Issue 3
19195

Coming up: No-fault divorce and decision on domestic abuse

Although the Divorce Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 received Royal Assent in June 2020, couples won't be able to benefit from its provisions until it is implemented, likely to be in autumn 2021.

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19197

Family Solutions Group Report

The Family Solutions Group (a sub-group of the Private Law Working Group) published its report on "Reframing Support for Families following Parental Separation".

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19198

Brexit & divorce proceedings with a French Dimension

At 11pm on 31 December 2020, the transition period following the UK's departure from the European Union came to an end.

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19202

Haley v Haley [2020] EWCA Civ 1369 – Arbitral decision may be challenged as if it was a determination of the court

The Court of Appeal was concerned with the question as to the test to be applied by the court in those cases where the parties have agreed to arbitration but are dissatisfied with the award.

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19207

OG v AG [2020] EWFC 52 – Party penalised in costs where she refused to negotiate reasonably

The parties had been married for 25 years and set up a successful ducting business together (X).

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19209

FS v RS [2020] EWFC 63 – claim for financial provision by 41-year-old child fails

The applicant was 41 years old and had qualified as a solicitor. He had been supported by his very wealthy parents throughout his life.

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19210

V v W [2020] EWFC 84 – party can't get disclosure from FDR

In financial remedy proceedings, there had been a dispute regarding the value of a business (S), held by the husband.

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19213

1.8 M v H (Private Law Vaccination) [2020] EWFC 93 – Court authorises vaccination & considers role of the court in such applications

There was a disagreement between parents as to whether their two children should receive routine vaccinations on the NHS vaccination schedule. The father applied for a specific issue order, requiring the children to be vaccinated. He also sought to include vaccinations relevant to overseas travel and COVID-19.

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