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Accepting and celebrating your life choices

April 20, 2009 0 comments

  Don’t dwell on what can’t be changed Like many people I’ve taken advantage of the Easter break to take a much-needed holiday. Unlike previous years, my time in Eilat – a stunning Israeli resort town on the banks of the Red Sea – was spent relaxing poolside. Because of the ongoing knee saga, walking…

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On My Way Back

April 16, 2009 0 comments

I am posting this catch-up note while waiting for a flight back to the UK. I have been enjoying my first holiday since June 2008, in Eilat by the Red Sea in Israel. It has been a quiet, restful week. I have had time to recover from my surgery with the help of a tough,…

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First Wives World

April 7, 2009 1 comment

I was asked if I would become a regular columnist for the leading online divorce portal First Wives World. It is a popular website, and I was delighted to accept the invitation.

Why I Feel Sorry For Brian Myerson

April 6, 2009 0 comments

In truth I feel a little sorry for Myerson. As a family lawyer, I have encountered many men of his ilk. They are sharp-suited, high-flying Big Boys: fabulously confident, fabulously wealthy and fabulously successful. They play hard – and they always play to win.

Divorce: Cast Your Anxiety Aside

April 3, 2009 2 comments

A client must never think that an appearance in court or a day of settlement will provide immediate closure. A subsequent period of recuperation and rest is essential: it allows the client’s mind to settle and readjust.

Bankruptcy, Divorce and Changing Your Mind

March 18, 2009 3 comments

If you never change your mind, why have one? How many Judges are brave enough to change their minds? How many would even take the time to consider they may have been wrong – and then publicly do something about it? There is a lot of comment in today’s papers about the scandalous case of William Paulin, who…

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Mesher Orders and Martin Orders: What You Need To Know

March 13, 2009 158 comments

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In this popular post, we look at Mesher orders and Martin orders. A Mesher order is a court order that postpones the sale of the marital home and gives a chargeback to a husband exercisable on the occurrence of specified events. Parents with care usually wish to remain in the marital home – but it isn’t always a good idea to postpone a sale.