High Court considers compensation in rare ruling

February 24, 2014 2 comments

finances and divorce

High Court judge Mr Justice Mostyn considered the legal principle of compensation in a recent ruling. SA v PA concerned a wealthy Dutch husband and English wife who were married for 18 years. They were both lawyers, with four teenage children. The couple were unable to reach a financial settlement during their divorce, with the…

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Bishop condemns prenuptial agreements by Cameron Paterson

February 17, 2014 5 comments

Prenuptial agreements – ‘prenups’ – are always, perhaps, going to be a hot button issue, provoking water cooler debate and gut reaction. For many, they conjure up images of overbearing spouses-to-be fast-talking their less wealthy partners into restrictive agreements that may not be in their best interests. It all depends on your point of view…

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Law Commission plans prenuptial agreement law

February 3, 2014 6 comments

Prenuptial agreements would be recognised in law under soon-to-be-published proposals by the Law Commission, The Times reports. Couples who plan to marry will be able to create legally binding agreements about precisely how money, property and other assets would be shared or ring-fenced in the event of divorce. Currently, prenuptial agreements have an uncertain legal status…

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Pets and divorce by John Bolch

January 14, 2014 2 comments

A survey by the Dogs Trust last week came up with the finding that a fifth of separating couples found deciding who gets the dog to be “as stressful” as deciding who should care for the children. Apparently, some people are so concerned about what will happen to their pooches if their relationship with their…

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Clint Eastwood’s second wife files for legal separation

September 12, 2013 1 comment

The second wife of veteran film star Clint Eastwood has filed for legal separation. News presenter Dina Eastwood married the legendary actor and director in 1996 and the couple went on to have daughter Morgan, now 16. But according to a report in the Monterey County Herald, she has now applied for legal separation from…

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Rupert Murdoch’s wife hires new divorce lawyer

July 31, 2013 1 comment

The estranged third wife of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has apparently hired a new divorce lawyer, confounding expectations of a quiet split after he filed to end the marriage. Wendi Deng Murdoch had previously been represented by the same lawyer who advised her on the couple’s prenuptial agreement before their 1999 marriage. According to the…

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News: Rupert Murdoch to divorce Wendi Deng

June 13, 2013 2 comments

News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from his third wife. The 82 year-old media tycoon married Wendi Deng in 1999, just 17 days after his completing his divorce from second wife Anna Torv. Now his third marriage has come to end. According to a Reuters report, Murdoch’s marriage to 44 year-old Deng…

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