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Welcome to our blog. We regularly blog about family law and education law and welcome your comments on our posts. For advice on any of the issues raised please do not hesitate to contact us here at Chapman Pieri Solicitors on 0208 882 9850. Enjoy reading!

Egytian woman seeks divorce over housework

Peter Vassila
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A 28 year old woman in Egypt referred to as Samar M has filed for divorce because her husband of 2 weeks does all the housework - cooking, cleaning, sweeping and the laundry. Speaking to Egyptian news website Masrawy, Samar M said that her husband “is...

Trouble in Paradise for Woman who Married Herself

Peter Vassila
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Following on from Marion Foley’s recent blog post on Sologamy – the growing trend of people marrying themselves – it seems that being true to oneself is not without its temptations!!! Sophie Turner decided to marry herself back in May 2015...

Unmarried Couples to Receive Automatic Pension Rights?

Peter Vassila
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Hot off the press is the landmark case of Brewster v McMullan which may have paved the way for unmarried couples to benefit from the pension of their deceased partner. The case concerned Denise Brewster who had been in a relationship with her partner for 10...

Divorce - Is it part of your DNA?

Peter Vassila
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According to a team of American and Swedish researchers, your risk of divorcing could have a genetic link.  Research has shown that divorces tend to run in families, with children of divorced parents more likely to end up divorced in comparison to...

CHILD MAINTENANCE AND CHILD CONTACT ARE TWO SEPARATE ISSUES - AGREE OR DISAGREE?

Karen Chapman
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By Karen Chapman, Peter Vassila and Rene Panayiotou We are repeatedly told by the family court that child maintenance and child contact are two separate issues but for many parents the two issues are not so easy to separate.  In practice we see...

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