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Family Law Blog : November 2009

Comment on divorce & family law 

Talaq and getting an Islamic divorce in the UK

We are advising increasing numbers of Muslim people about talaqs and getting a divorce in England. It is quite a complicated area as the UK law, bascially, does not recognise a talaq pronounced in the UK but will if it is dealt with in e.g. Pakistan. Bizarre. (A "talaq", by the way, is effectively an Islamic divorce) There seems to be something of a backlash against it here, I wonder if that is because it can only be pronounced...

Domestic violence sufferers urged to seek support

This week saw the domestic violence charity Refuge launch the “Four Ways to Speak Out Campaign” to encourage sufferers of domestic violence to speak out and escape the domestic violence situation they find themselves in.Anyone can support the campaign in association with Avon cosmetics by doing one of the following:-1) Sign a petition requesting the Government end the postcode lottery as 1 in 3 local authorities do not provide any domestic violence services2) Buy an Avon empowerment necklace...

Women and divorce in Dubai

We are often asked about expat or international divorce and the issue of womens' divorce rights in places such as Dubai often come up, normally with wild assumptions being made. In fact Dubai, the UAE, are very far sighted when it comes to divorce rights. Of course UAE law is applied to Muslims. Non Muslims are dealt with by the use of the laws of their home country. So, an ethnic English person would reasonably expect to obtain the same...

Abolish marriage and have done with it

Maybe the Law Commission should just abolish all rights obtained during a marriage and have done with it?  Why stop there? Let's just abolish marriage. My reaction is to the gradual but increasing reduction of the difference between rights due to marriage and rights due to living together. The inexorable move is towards there being no difference at all. It started with the removal of tax relief, I think. If it is shown that those ruling society don't...

Divorce and counselling now a political battleground

Divorce and counselling is a subject best left to the experts. But, is nothing sacred? The field of divorce has increasingly been used by all political parties to attempt to show how "family friendly" or "child friendly" or even "marriage friendly" they are. Now it seems the government is suggesting that it can better arrange counselling for couples in crisis than Relate who have been doing it for years! The Times reports that the government will soon advise GPs that...

 

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