An introduction to divorce costs by Nick White

August 22, 2014 1 comment

divorce costs

One of the first questions we are usually asked by a new client is, “What is my divorce going to cost me?” But when it comes to divorce costs, there is no hard and fast rule. Whilst the divorce itself only costs a matter of a few hundred pounds, settlement of the financial issues surrounding…

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More than half of people regret their divorce

August 20, 2014 0 comments

Wedding ring

More than half of people who have divorced regret the end of their relationship, a new study has suggested. Researchers found that 54 per cent of divorced Brits said they had experienced second thoughts about their decision. Some of the top reasons given for regret included still loving or missing an ex-partner, feeling lonely, or…

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A little more on the reform of divorce by John Bolch

August 19, 2014 0 comments

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I wrote here back in May about the President’s comments regarding divorce law reform contained in the press conference he gave on the 29th of April (and also in the speech he gave on the same day to mark and celebrate the family justice reforms). The President has now clarified what he had in mind,…

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Divorce can sometimes be best for children suggests PM

August 19, 2014 0 comments

David Cameron, Prime Minister

Divorce is sometimes the best option for children, the Prime Minister has suggested. Speaking at a Relationships Alliance event in central London, David Cameron said separation or divorce was the right course of action for some families. He said: “Let’s be clear that there are some couples for whom splitting up is the right thing…

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Chinese city limits divorce rate to 15 a day

August 18, 2014 2 comments

Xi'an, China, divorce

A city in China has introduced a new policy which only allows 15 divorces a day. The policy was adopted by the District Bureau of Civil Affairs in Xi’an, the capital city of northwest China’s Shannxi province. It was introduced in an attempt to slow down the growing divorce rate. Each day, only the first…

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‘Pregnant man’ can divorce

August 16, 2014 0 comments

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A transgender man who attracted worldwide media attention by giving birth to three children can divorce his wife, a judge has ruled. Thomas Beatie was born a woman but underwent gender reassignment in the late 1990s. The couple lived in Oregon at the time and he was allowed to change his birth certificate and other…

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Financial remedies group reports on divorce law reform

August 13, 2014 1 comment

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The Financial Remedies Working Group established by the President of the Family Division has published its first report. The legal term ‘financial remedies’ refers to family court proceedings which involve money, for example maintenance. Sir James Munby announced the formation of the group earlier this year in his 12th View from the President’s Chambers, saying:…

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