News & articals on family law
Parallel proceedings in different countries in respect of the same subject matter are generally discouraged by judges. However, in one case, the High Court ruled that England is distinctly the most
It is a sad fact that those who are very ill can become incapable of expressing their own wishes as to their medical treatment. However, as one case concerning a pensioner
Personal autonomy is nowadays a crucial factor in divorce and judges are anxious to ensure that the end of a marriage is accompanied by the termination of dependency. In one big
Summary: A wife was ordered to pay to her husband a lump sum of 300,000 out of non-matrimonial assets by way of financial remedy where that sum, together with the transfer of four investment properties in joint names and the husband’s pensions, would be sufficient to meet his housing and income needs. Although the net effect of the order was to leave the husband with less than 29 per cent of the total asset pool, such a large departure from the equality of total assets was amply justified because the wife had made large financial contributions from family gifts received before and during the marriage.