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Non-Molestation Breach Conviction Quashed Due to Misdirection

30th August, 2016 By Arman Khosravi

Harassment is an unfortunate fact in some relationship breakdowns. In a bid to reduce the incidence of harassment and molestation following splits, the Family Law Act 1996 made it a criminal offence to breach a non-molestation order, rather than a contempt of court. The practical effect of this change was to make such a breach a matter for the police, not one which requires yet another round of court proceedings. The Act states that any such breach is a criminal offence. However, it dates from 'pre-Internet' days and was framed...

Non-Molestation Breach Conviction Quashed Due to Misdirection

30th August, 2016 By Arman Khosravi

Harassment is an unfortunate fact in some relationship breakdowns. In a bid to reduce the incidence of harassment and molestation following splits, the Family Law Act 1996 made it a criminal offence to breach a non-molestation order, rather than a contempt of court. The practical effect of this change was to make such a breach a matter for the police, not one which requires yet another round of court proceedings. The Act states that any such breach is a criminal offence. However, it dates from 'pre-Internet' days and was framed...

Will Change Fight Can Go Ahead

25th August, 2016 By Arman Khosravi

Divorce is seldom straightforward, especially as regards the negotiation of the financial settlement. The lengths that some people will go to in order to disguise their assets or prevent assets from passing to their ex-spouse are also considerable. When such arrangements are made, it is usual for future expectations to be taken into account where appropriate, and one of the more common expectations is that one of the divorcing couple will receive an inheritance of significance. When a couple divorced in 2006, the settlement (which lawyers call 'the financial remedy') was...

Will Change Fight Can Go Ahead

25th August, 2016 By Arman Khosravi

Divorce is seldom straightforward, especially as regards the negotiation of the financial settlement. The lengths that some people will go to in order to disguise their assets or prevent assets from passing to their ex-spouse are also considerable. When such arrangements are made, it is usual for future expectations to be taken into account where appropriate, and one of the more common expectations is that one of the divorcing couple will receive an inheritance of significance. When a couple divorced in 2006, the settlement (which lawyers call 'the financial remedy') was...