Ten ways to tell he’s cheating on you

June 26, 2008 0 comments

I’ve heard all the excuses and all the explanations. So, how do you know he’s planning to leave you? Here are some early warning signs… He starts taking an unusual interest in his clothes and overall appearance. You have nagged him for years about boring suits and stained ties. You have urged him to adopt…

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Dirty Divorce Tricks – Part 2

May 16, 2008 3 comments

Using a “friend” as a spy is the height of sneakiness… In case you missed it: click here for my earlier countdown of the Top Ten Dirty Divorce Tricks, numbers 10 to 6. Here are numbers 5 to 1: 5. Spending money wildly, as a form of “payback”. Some spurned wives choose to take revenge…

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Dirty Divorce Tricks – Part 1

May 14, 2008 8 comments

Covert operations to uncover your partner’s secrets For certain people, divorce – or even the thought of divorce – brings their very worst qualities to the fore. Divorce is an emotional rollercoaster. When people are really hurting, particularly if they have been “swapped” for somebody else, self-preservation becomes all-important. But for some, such a state…

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Beware the desperate housewives!

May 1, 2008 2 comments

“There is so much more out there” such a person might say. “Ditch him or her, and make the most of your life.” A constant concern of mine is the worrying role that “friends” can play in divorce. If I hear about a “friend” or if a “friend” appears in my office alongside my client,…

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Faith, family and divorce

April 17, 2008 4 comments

Faith can be of real help to those inclined to call upon it. On Saturday night, millions of Jewish people around the world will sit down to a festive dinner called the “Seder”, to celebrate the beginning of the eight days of Passover. It is an opportunity for the whole family to gather round the dinner…

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McCartney divorce: Lucky Heather Mills?

March 18, 2008 0 comments

From the Guardian‘s commentisfree… blog, 18/03/2008. Heather Mills may have done well out of her marriage to Paul McCartney. But to get there the couple waged a vicious and unnecessary war By Marilyn Stowe Millions of spectators round the world have been following the divorce battle between the McCartneys. It has grabbed media attention like…

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A nasty sting in the tail

February 27, 2008 1 comment

Not completing your paperwork may be the most expensive mistake you make Going through a divorce is never an enjoyable experience. Both sides endure heartbreak, upset and emotional trauma and it may be tempting to bury your head in the sand, ignore the disputes over money and leave the whole process to the lawyers. But…

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Divorce, law, religion and the Archbishop of Canterbury

February 15, 2008 2 comments

Perhaps I have been fortunate; in my experience, arguments over religious divorce between parties are swiftly resolved. The row over the Archbishop of Canterbury and his comments about the “unavoidable” introduction of parts of Sharia law has gone global. I have some sympathy for the beleaguered Archbishop, because he is a deeply sincere man and…

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Heather Mills minus the divorce lawyer

February 10, 2008 1 comment

Will there be blood on the courtroom carpet this week? As Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills face one another other in court this week, Sir Paul will be flanked by some of the country’s toughest lawyers. Ms. Mills, meanwhile, has elected to represent herself. To my way of thinking, having represented a client in…

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Cherish the love you have

February 7, 2008 1 comment

Romance is for life, not just for Valentine’s Day A reporter from a local newspaper called me to discuss top tips for Valentine’s Day. She wanted to know what a divorce lawyer would recommend to keep a marriage together. I’ve seen some interesting clients recently, whose experiences enabled me to give an opinion.