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Family monthly highlights—April 2019

Family monthly highlights—April 2019
Published on: 30 April 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Family monthly highlights—April 2019
  • In this issue:
  • Practice and procedure
  • At a Glance 2019–2020
  • Keynote speech by President of the Family Division addresses court reform
  • Reporting restrictions order (XW v XH)
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Divorce reforms removing need to assign blame comes as 'really good news'
  • Establishing habitual residence to secure jurisdiction for divorce (AJ v DM)
  • Another voice in the Marinos/Munro debate (Pierburg v Pierburg)
  • More...

Article summary

This month’s edition of Family highlights includes details of the Ministry of Justice announcement relating to divorce reforms removing the need to assign blame, a review of habitual residence, distinguishing void and voidable divorce decrees, establishing the competency of a child to provide instructions, and post-adoption contact. In addition to links to analysis of other key decisions, recently updated and new content is also detailed, together with Brexit updates, including two new Practice Notes on divorce and civil partnership dissolution in Scotland and the new edition of At a Glance 2019—2020. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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