Men vs divorce

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December 9, 2017 1 comment

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If divorce rivals bereavement and moving house as one of the most stressful events that life can throw at us, are there any differences in the way men and women respond to this upheaval? The traditional, stereotypical view of divorce went something like this: a devoted, stay-at-home mother is devastated to find that her caddish,…

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Divorce doesn’t have to be a battle

December 5, 2017 4 comments

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Yes, there are amicable splits, but getting divorced is normally a very difficult time for everyone involved. Flashpoints and rows flare daily between two people who were once at their happiest in each other’s company, and the emotional toll can take years to recover from. The very nature of divorce appears to be combative. As…

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Professional golfer reaches last minute divorce settlement

November 14, 2017 0 comments

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English professional golfer Lee Westwood has reached a last minute financial settlement with his estranged wife, avoiding a court hearing in Florida. Westwood married Laurae (sic) Coltart in 1999 – the sister of rival professional golfer Andrew Coltart. The couple went on to have two children but the relationship broke down in 2015 and they…

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Could robot lawyers help you divorce?

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November 2, 2017 2 comments

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As artificial intelligence (AI) improves by leaps and bounds, more and more jobs traditionally done by humans appear to be at risk. The number of self-service checkouts in supermarkets and fast food restaurants is on the rise, deliveries are being done by drone and manufacturing is becoming increasingly robot-friendly. It doesn’t stop there. If a…

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Divorced women miss out on £5bn in pensions

November 1, 2017 1 comment

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Divorced women in the UK could be missing out on as much as £5 billion in pensions every year. In a survey of more than 10,000 people, more than half of married people said they would fight for their fair share of any jointly-owned property in the event of a divorce. More than a third…

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Online divorce service set for expansion

October 31, 2017 1 comment

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Couples throughout England and Wales may soon be able to divorce online, Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals service (HMCTS) has announced. This scheme will be included as part of a £1 billion investment from the government to reform the justice system. Currently, all applications for divorce must be done on paper and sent in to…

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Divorce law ‘increases conflict’ between couples

October 30, 2017 3 comments

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The current divorce law in England and Wales unnecessarily increases conflict between separating spouses, a charity claims. In research published today, the Nuffield Foundation suggested that divorce petitions often do not accurately represent why a marriage broke down and called for the introduction of no fault divorce. Currently, couples in England and Wales who want…

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