Cases: Family and Child law

Vervaeke v Smith [1983] 1 A.C. 145

    Vervaeke v Smith [1983] 1 A.C. 145 is a Family Law case concerning the Law of Nullity.   Facts: A woman from Belgian (P) and Englishman (R) agreed to get married. Several years later, however, P got married to another man (M). Eventually, M died, leaving behind several  properties in England. As a result,…

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Park v Park [1953] 3 W.L.R. 1012

Also known as Re in the Estate of Park Park v Park [1953] 3 W.L.R. 1012 is a Family Law case concerning the Law of Nullity. Facts: The deceased (P) had remarried with X just before his death.  Furthermore, P executed a will which stated that part of his estate shall pass to X, as the…

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J v J [1947] 2 All E.R. 43

Also known as Jeffcoat v Jeffcoat       J v J [1947] 2 All E.R. 43 is a Family and Child Law case concerning the Law of Nullity.    Principle: The petitioner being aware of the respondent’s impotence before the marriage is not an absolute bar to a decree nisi of nullity on the…

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Collett (otherwise Sakazova) v Collett [1967] 3 W.L.R. 280

Collett (otherwise Sakazova) v Collett [1967] 3 W.L.R. 280 is a Family Law case concerning the Law of Nullity. Facts: The relationship between H and W broken down. As a result, W petitioned for nullity of the marriage. The ceremony complied with s.8 of the Foreign Marriage Act 1892. However, sections 2, 3, 4, 7 and 9…

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M v M (Divorce: Jurisdiction: Validity of Marriage) [2001] 2 WLUK 693

Also known as: A-M v A-M (Divorce: Jurisdiction: Validity of Marriage). M v M (Divorce: Jurisdiction: Validity of Marriage) [2001] 2 WLUK 693 is a Family Law case concerning the Law of Nullity.  Facts: H and W, a couple, lived together with their two children for twenty years. Eventually, the couple moved to different Middle Eastern States,…

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