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10 Ways to Divorce Proof your Marriage

Excellent article and some good tips on how to divorce proof your marriage.

From what I've heard from clients over the years, I...

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Inside the billionaire's divorce

Hoping to keep as much of his fortune to himself, investment firm billionaire Ken Griffin, 46, has claimed in divorce court that his...

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Confirmation of no "meal ticket for life"

Although this has purported been the case for some time - i.e. that ex wives should not be allowed to sit back and rely on wealthy ex...

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No-fault divorces 'should be standard'

So many unnecessary problems are caused by having to show the breakdown of a marriage is someone's fault. A no fault system should be...

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Maintenance and your will

This is a really helpful article explaining the importance of planning your estate and will carefully if you are responsible for paying...

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Costs

Well, having got rid of legal aid it looks like costs are going to be incurred elsewhere by the public purse. However, this is a good...

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Top 10 Reasons People Divorce

We are often asked what the top reasons for divorce are - this is our list of the top ten.

After many years of working in this area of law our family team have noticed some common themes that might cause a person to divorce...…

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Online Courts - will they become a reality?

A report by a working group of the independent Civil Justice Council, recommends an online court, where Judges would decide cases...

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E-Bundling - the sensible way forward?

I did a blog last week about the difficulties in preparing court bundles for cases that are in Court, given the page limit of 350.

I...

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Give your valentine a tax efficient gift

Did you know the following?

Spouse/partner with no taxable income

Non-working wives and others with no pensionable earnings are entitled...

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How to lower the risk of divorce

Happy Valentines Day to all our followers

As I discussed in my last blog post, couples marrying today still face a substantial lifetime risk of divorce. Even if the risk drops to...…

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Divorcing mothers warned to fight for a slice of their ex-husband's pension or face financial loss

All good family lawyers know that pensions should be considered in any financial settlement following divorce

Divorced mothers face financial loss if they fail to secure pension rightsWomen overlook 'gold-plated' pension pots when negotiating...…

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Are cuts to legal aid a false economy?

The comments made by Lord Justice Aikens don't surprise me.

With legal aid only being available now in exceptional circumstances,...

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Decline in Civil Partnerships

Figures released this week from the Office of National Statistics show an 11% decrease in civil partnerships in 2013.

It's perhaps...

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Bury St Edmunds will administer London divorces

Many lawyers are very unhappy about London divorces being dealt with by a divorce centre in London - will it really work ?

The government has confirmed it is to centralise divorce applications for London and the south-east to Bury St Edmunds – a decision...…

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Court bundles and page limits

A dry subject perhaps, but an important one..

In accordance with the Practice Direction to the Family Procedure Rules 27, which...

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You can check into the divorce hotel to end your marriage

It seems that its for civilised couples who do not have complex financial situations...what a great idea !

After a 26 years of marriage, nurse Cathy and her banker husband, checked into the grand Gideon Putnam resort in Saratoga Springs, NY,...…

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Never minimise the effect of relationship breakdown

We don't.....

The breakdown of a relationship is an extremely stressful and sensitive process. The emotional impact can affect the workplace, due to...…

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The Judge suggests that they bury the hatchet

Most divorces are not contested but see what happens when they are

Solicitor, 63, demands divorce after wife, 37, 'touted herself as lesbian prostitute on Gumtree' John Lindner accused his wife Sharon...…

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Another high profile ruling

and more argument about what is "fair"

Mother-of-three living on benefits set to go from rags to riches after judge hands her £1.3million family home and luxury villa in Turkey...…

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A good start

These regulations are designed to stop sham marriages/civil partnerships and are basically a good idea but do they go far enough? ...

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The real reason for infidelity...

Interesting article in The Daily Telegraph which does in my experience as a family lawyer ring true.

Why are people unfaithful to their wives and husbands? It’s the million dollar question. The obvious answer is sex but according to an...…

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New centralised divorce system

We are still receiving information about the new centralisation of the divorce courts, even though these changes are due to take effect...

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The 'Clooney effect'

I am not sure I believe the research in this article from my experience as a family lawyer but it makes for interesting reading!

The majority of men want to settle down with a woman who is cleverer than them after being inspired by George Clooney, a study has found....…

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No-one is above reproach!

Very interesting that this particular judge was reprimanded by the Court of Appeal for his handling of a child in a case particularly...

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Pension reforms to help divorcees keep their homes

This highlights the importance of getting the correct advice

April’s retirement reforms open up various options for couples divorcing and attempting to amicably share pension and property assets,...…

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Excellent tips on helping children through the divorce process

Divorce can be a difficult time for children too. Here are some great tips to help guide them through the process.

Divorce is not just stressful for parents, it can also create a great deal of uncertainty and confusion in children. The behavior of...…

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Supporting children through a separation

I have to agree with the psychotherapist Betsy Ross in this article about separating parents.

It is not easy to put aside the hurt...

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Sounds a good idea to me

Financial planning is essential when your relationship breaks down

Life as a couple is full of “we,” “our” and “us.” What do we want in our lives? What will we do in retirement? What do we need to plan...…

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Another pre-nup case

Interesting article where the parties had a pre-nuptial agreement but the wife is seeking further monies which she claims are child...

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Judge thrown off a case!

I have never know this happen before but it proves for very interesting reading ...

A judge, who earned the named as Mr Payout when he worked as a divorce barrister, has been thrown off a £2million bitter divorce case for...…

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