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Family Law Blog : June 2012

Comment on divorce & family law 

Olympic flame relay tracks family law offices

The country is under starters orders for the Olympics. Streets in London that haven’t seen a broom for years are being swept, scraped and polished. Transport plans are being finalised. Half the adverts on TV now seem to reference the games – or at least “sport” more loosely as the policing of people inadvertently mentioning Olympics in their promotional work when they aren’t an official sponsor does appear to be particularly officious.The official...

The right advice on divorce can be priceless

Did you hear the one about the comedian and the tax loophole? It’s been difficult to miss it the last week or so, though there is no witty punchline. Jimmy Carr has been on the receiving end of a tidal wave of criticism, and not a few jokes, after the revelation that he was exploiting a tax loophole to pay just 1p in the pound tax on his not insubstantial income.After the news broke about his use...

Football should not be final whistle for relationships

Many people across the country would shout at me for saying it is not a life and death outcome, but it’s really not, is it?It may well be that by the time I have finished writing this and post it online, England’s footballing adventure in Poland and the Ukraine at the Euro 2012 finals will already be over, or maybe not. At least this time round people’s hopes weren’t artificially high to...

Contact, residence, children and zombies

I read an interesting article recently on zombie statistics. It was not a phrase I had heard before but is rather apt I think. A zombie statistic is one of those facts or figures that is repeatedly trotted out by people, most commonly in the media, on a specific subject. It may then be pointed out that it is incorrect or flawed but it survives in the published literature and next time someone is researching a similar topic, they Google...

Marriage seen as gold standard by young adults

The generally held view I think is that young people are less bothered about being married than their grandparents were. They are more focussed on money and, for some, careers, than walking up the aisle young and starting a family. Those things may come later on in life or they are as likely to happily cohabit than say “I do” in a big (expensive) wedding.But a new survey has exploded this accepted wisdom. Researchers have found a...

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