When is it time to let go? by John Bolch

October 2, 2013 3 comments

A common response to relationship breakdown is to let it become all-consuming. In particular, the desire for revenge or simply for ‘justice’ can occupy a person for many years to come. That may be what happened in the recent case of Wilmot v Wilmot. The parties were married in 1991 and there were three children,…

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Fast track celebrity divorces set ‘unrealistic’ expectations, Law Society claims

August 2, 2013 3 comments

Speedy celebrity divorces like the recent separation of Nigella Lawson and  Charles Saatchi are unrealistic for most couples, the Law Society has warned. The Lawson-Saatchi fast track split was “highly unusual” and largely made possible by the couple’s independent wealth, the Society claims. Rightly or wrongly, it does appear  that neither of the former couple…

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Nigella Lawson granted decree nisi

August 1, 2013 4 comments

Nigella divorce

TV chef Nigella Lawson has been granted a decree nisi, the penultimate stage in her speedy divorce from advertising impresario Charles Saatchi. In a High Court hearing reported to have lasted just one minute, District Judge Anne Aitken issued the decree, effectively ending the couple’s ten year marriage. The chef cited “unreasonable behaviour” as the…

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Singer KT Tunstall divorced for ‘unreasonable behaviour’

May 23, 2013 0 comments

The marriage of singer-songwriter KT Tunstall and husband Luke Bullen has “broken down irretrievably”, a judge has declared. Judge Susannah Walker granted the pair a decree nisi earlier today and said the marriage would formally end within weeks. Neither was present at the hearing. The former couple were married on the Isle of Skye in…

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ITV This Morning: Legal Clinic & Property

May 22, 2013 0 comments

Earlier today I returned to the London studios of ITV This Morning for my regular phone-in divorce clinic. Today’s topic was one of the hardy perennials of divorce law: property. As ever, it was a lively session, with viewers  ringing in from round the country for reassurance and advice. I felt there was real urgency…

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