Guidelines planned on ‘financial needs’ following divorce

April 17, 2014 2 comments

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Guidance due later this year will bring clarity to the issue of financial needs following divorce or separation, the government has claimed. In a recently published report entitled Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements, the Law Commission said current law does not clearly define financial needs following the end of a marriage or civil partnership, leading…

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Twitter use linked to divorce in new study

April 14, 2014 0 comments

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Excessive use of the social networking site Twitter is linked to relationship conflict and divorce, a new study has claimed. Russell Clayton, a researcher at the University of Missouri, surveyed 581 Twitter users and asked them whether their relationships had been affected by their presence on the site. The more active the Twitter users were,…

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More than 20 per cent of people marry expecting divorce

April 13, 2014 1 comment

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More than twenty per cent of engaged or recently married couples believe they are likely to divorce at some point in the future, a new survey suggests. However, almost half the doubters (48 per cent) said they thought their partners probably didn’t agree with their pessimism. More than 40 per cent of those who expected…

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Divorce & Splitting Up book: 5,000 copies now sold

April 9, 2014 1 comment

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We were delighted to note recently that my book Divorce & Splitting Up: Advice from a top divorce lawyer has now sold more than 5,000 copies. In  times and upheaval, a little knowledge goes a long way. Remember – you don’t need an actual Kindle e-reader to read a Kindle book. When we published the…

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Russian premier Vladimir Putin completes divorce

April 7, 2014 2 comments

Vladimir Putin with wife Lyudmila

Russian President Vladimir Putin his completed his divorce, the government has announced. The couple announced plans to divorce last summer during a television interview, shortly before their 30th wedding anniversary. Lyudmilla Putina’s name has now been removed from the President’s official website, and his personal spokesman told the media that this change indicates that the…

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How to deal with divorce in the workplace

March 29, 2014 2 comments

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The newspapers’ divorce story of the week featured Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin and a very public announcement of their marriage’s demise. When the Guardian asked me to write about divorce and the workplace, the decision to go public (or not) seemed like a good place to start.

“Divorce is much easier if both parties choose to have a conscious uncoupling”

March 26, 2014 2 comments

conscious uncoupling

It has been a busy day here today, with a number of requests from journalists wanting to know about more about “conscious uncoupling”. The phrase, used by Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin in the statement announcing the end of their 10-year marriage, is drawing plenty of attention. I have found the essay written by Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle advisors, published alongside the statement about the actress’s marriage, to be interesting reading.

Marilyn Stowe on big money divorce & English courts

March 20, 2014 1 comment

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Stowe Family Law Senior Partner Marilyn Stowe is quoted in today’s Independent discussing the multimillion Chai v Peng divorce. Pauline Chai, a former Malaysian beauty queen, is currently battling her estranged husband Khoo Kay Peng through the courts for a share of his fortune. Her legal costs have now hit £920,000, the paper reports, prompting…

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