Divorce danger zones: marriage worries by age and gender

September 7, 2014 0 comments

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The start of the school year is increasingly tied with the start of the ‘divorce season’, with divorce matters spiking in September.  The common denominator?  School holidays and their effect on parents. But figures suggest that certain people may find themselves in “danger zones” where stress and the risk of marriage breakdown are especially high….

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Separation September: summer strains on marriage

September 4, 2014 1 comment

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September is one of the busiest months for family lawyers, and the reason is the stress of school holidays. In August we commissioned a survey of over 2,000 people, most of the parents which revealed that 18 per cent of parents of them considered separating from their partner during the holidays. As children enjoyed their…

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Sperm donor ordered to pay child maintenance

July 29, 2013 1 comment

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A man who fathered a toddler after having an affair with a woman he met through a sperm donation site has been ordered to pay child maintenance. High Court judge Mr Justice Peter Jackson declared that the man was the child’s biological father and rejected the claims of ‘Mr F’ that the two year-old had…

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Man ‘hypnotised’ into divorcing his wife

May 16, 2013 2 comments

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A man who divorced his wife after visits to a psychic has been cleared of harassing her. Jim Gotobed, of Romford, said he had left sessions with Tracie Long feeling “hypnotised” and increasingly in love with her, the Telegraph reports. The former amateur racing driver embarked on an ten month affair with the psychic, reportedly…

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Brother of footballer Ryan Giggs to divorce

April 22, 2013 1 comment

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The brother of Manchester United football player Ryan Giggs is to divorce wife Natasha two years after she admitted to an affair with her brother in law. The eight year affair had begun before she married Gigg’s younger brother Rhodri, a former player-manager with Salford City FC. The pair wed in Las Vegas in 2010…

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Divorcee and the Gigolo

October 14, 2008 1 comment

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A new French film explores the conduct of a 51-year-old woman who, following the collapse of her marriage, pays for sex with much younger men. Cliente stars well-known French actress Nathalie Baye as the divorcee who seeks to escape from her boring life, and turns to a gigolo. I am sure that the scenario will…

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Ten ways he can tell you’re cheating on him

July 1, 2008 0 comments

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Eventually you must make a decision… 1. The mobile phone bill goes missing. If lengthy calls to your lover have sent the telephone bill spiralling upwards, the last thing you want is for your husband to discover that nearly all the calls have been made to just one number. Worse than that, you definitely don’t want…

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Beware the desperate housewives!

May 1, 2008 2 comments

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“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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