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No fault divorce – ending the blame game in divorce

September 11, 2018

Family breakdown is often a time of conflict and distress. There are potential crises and issues to resolve even if the couple have mutually agreed that their marriage is over. At present the only ground for divorce is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. A party must prove this by demonstrating one of five

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Owens v Owens – unreasonable behaviour and divorce

July 25, 2018

In this blog on the eagerly awaited Supreme Court judgment in the case of Owens v Owens, Family Law in Partnership director James Pirrie examines the case itself and the wider implications of the judgment. When marriages end spouses focus on their family and, more often than not, their finances. Along the way they will

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The Riddle of Owens v Owens

June 21, 2017

In this blog, Family Law in Partnership associate Hannah Greene examines the controversial case of Owens v Owens in which the Court of Appeal refused an application for a divorce by Mrs Owens on the grounds of the unreasonable behaviour of her husband. Were the case of Owens v Owens to be presented as a riddle, or a

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One step back for no fault divorce?

April 5, 2017

In this blog, director Helen Greenfield examines the case for no fault divorce in light of the recent case of Tini Owens.  Divorce and separation is often a time of conflict and distress. There are a lot of potential crises and issues to resolve for couples even where they have mutually agreed that their marriage

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