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Surrogacy child made ward of court


22nd March 2016

The High Court has rejected a father’s request for a parental order and has made the child a ward of the court. In a ruling that may affect single parents in similar circumstances in Bedfordshire, the judge decreed that under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act a single parent of a child that has been […]

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Divorce row over £20 million car collection


22nd March 2016

The wife of a businessman has lost her claim for the ownership of a £20 million classic car collection as part of the couple’s divorce settlement. A judge in a London court accepted her husband’s claim that the cars were owned by a separate company and should not be considered part of the marital assets. […]

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Highest divorce rates in coastal towns


22nd March 2016

Research on data collected in the latest census has shown that Blackpool had the highest divorce rate in the U.K. with more than double the number of divorces than in Harrow, which had the lowest rate. Happily married couples in Bedfordshire may be relieved that their county is landlocked since the top 10 locations for […]

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Custody cases over pets becoming more frequent


22nd March 2016

While custody battles over children are not uncommon, a survey by a U.S. legal association has brought to light an increase in the number of custody battles that centre around the family pet. Dog owners in Bedfordshire may appreciate the emotional attachment that develops for the family pet, and one explanation for the increase in […]

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Wife’s prosecution affects divorce settlement


22nd March 2016

Bedfordshire residents may be interested in a case being heard in High Court after a 41 year-old mother of two was prosecuted for a criminal offence that involved a wooden spoon and her teenage daughter. Although she has been released under conditional discharge, the children are now living with their father. This change in circumstance […]

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New pension rule increases divorce rate


22nd March 2016

The changes to the pension rules that were announced in April has led to a surge in divorces of older couples. The changes mean that residents of Bedfordshire are now able to cash in their pensions when they are 55 instead of 65, as was the case under the old pension regulations. This new freedom […]

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Prenuptial agreements and infidelity clauses


22nd March 2016

People in Bedfordshire may be aware that prenuptial agreements have been legal in the United Kingdom since 2010. Such agreements are becoming increasingly popular, especially among the wealthy but also among young professionals. Some solicitors believe such agreements may make the property division in a divorce easier. These prenuptial agreements define the expectations of both […]

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Mum awarded future maintenance after dad refuses to pay


22nd March 2016

On July 14 it was reported that a hospital consultant who was a former resident of Burton-on-Trent was ordered to surrender his U.K. assets to his ex-wife and two children. In total, these assets were estimated to be worth approximately £550,000. While this may seem unfair to many Bedfordshire residents, the court’s decision was based […]

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Non-compliance in divorce case taken to Supreme Court


22nd March 2016

A legal battle to ensure the fair division of marital assets will often continue even after a divorce settlement has been reached. Residents of Bedfordshire may wish to consider the case that has recently been heard by the Court of Appeal involving a wealthy Nigerian businessman and his ex-wife. The settlement hearing was initially brought […]

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When inheritance and divorce settlement law clash


22nd March 2016

The laws regarding bequeathing an inheritance that apply in Bedfordshire give a great deal of freedom regarding the disbursement of assets. Receiving an inheritance while in the process of a divorce, however, brings two distinct legal fields into effect. In order to decide on a fair divorce settlement, a court may include a recent inheritance […]

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