Paul Hunt

Unreasonable Behaviour?

By Paul Hunt at 00:00

The much awaited Supreme Court judgment in the case of Owens & Owens has now been publicised and has generated a lot of interest in the media.

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No More Meal Tickets

By Paul Hunt at 00:00

In a recent high profile case, the court made a decision as to the continuation of “spousal maintenance” (in other words financial support between the adults as distinct from child support) this would suggest that the court is taking more of a hard line view on these matters.

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Universal Credit - Another Problem?

By Paul Hunt at 16:00

We have heard a lot in recent news about Universal Credits, mostly from the point of view of delay in implementing payments to new claimants. Something which has had rather less publicity is the effect that the transition from Universal Credits from other forms of benefit can have upon spousal maintenance, i.e. support payments made between the adults as distinct from child support.

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Male Domestic Violence: A Big Taboo Subject

By Paul Hunt at 00:00

Latest statistics show that for every three victims of domestic abuse, two will be female, one will be male. Alarmingly, these figures are the equivalent of 2.2 million male victims. One in six men suffers from domestic abuse in their lifetime. So, why is it that male domestic violence remains one of the greatest taboo subjects in modern day society?

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Crisis in Child Care Cases?

By Paul Hunt at 00:00

It was only recently that I read comments in the media from President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, about the significant increase in the volume of care cases being dealt with by the courts. Will the impact of such an increase bring the courts to crisis point?

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