Wedding photographers offer tips on spotting divorce

February 20, 2018 0 comments

marriage

Wedding photographers offer tips on spotting divorce A new article on The Huffington Post offers a wedding photographer’s eye view on the dynamics of the big day. Professional photographers from across the United States recount their experiences amongst the confetti and champagne and suggest that, with careful observation, it’s sometimes  possible to predict which couples…

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High Court considers fraudulent divorce claim

February 17, 2018 0 comments

family law

The estranged wife of a wealthy Russian businessman has claimed she knew nothing about a divorce he says took place more than 11 years ago. At a preliminary High Court hearing this week, the woman insisted she had no knowledge of the “fraudulent” divorce in Russia before discovering documents in a safe. She now wants…

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A group for separated Mums and Dads by Emma Newman

February 13, 2018 1 comment

family life

Going from parenting together to parenting apart is a huge step.  It can be a very lonely step and one that throws up all sorts of challenges we did not anticipate. To help with these challenges I have been working with the very talented Mette Theilmann from Parenting Success. She is a parenting coach with…

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When divorce is just a click away

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February 9, 2018 0 comments

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In various areas of the country a pilot system has been launched, enabling applications for divorce and civil partnership dissolution to be processed online.  No doubt a national rollout will be considered after the pilot has been completed. Given technological advances nowadays, many systems are moving online rather than remaining paper-based.  For example, many banks…

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Gauke moving with the times on divorce

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February 8, 2018 1 comment

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Or: The Times successfully undermines marriage even more… I shall take no credit for it, but it is nevertheless very pleasing to read that the new Lord Chancellor David Gauke is heeding my calls for no-fault divorce. OK, he’s not actually said that the Government will introduce no-fault divorce, just that he will “examine the…

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Irish courts release divorce figures

February 8, 2018 0 comments

divorce

A total of 4,162 couples applied for divorce in the Republic of Ireland during 2016, according to new figures from the Irish Courts Service. The figure represents a drop of 128 since the previous year. Meanwhile, 3,197 divorces were finalised across the country. Although modest, these figures reflect the fact that the Republic has a…

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Divorcing husband fined for ‘harassing’ wife

February 7, 2018 12 comments

finances and divorce

A Cheshire husband has been found guilty of harassing his estranged wife by contacting her directly rather than going through a solicitor. The 45 year-old businessman, from Knutsford, moved out of the couple’s home in 2015 after a ten year marriage, and divorce proceedings followed. The couple had known each other since their school days,…

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Government extends online divorce pilot

January 31, 2018 0 comments

family law

The government has extended an online divorce pilot to allow users to make fully digital divorce applications. The pilot scheme, launched last year, initially required users to print off the divorce application form and then post this to the nearest family court serving as a ‘divorce centre’. Now users can submit the form online, as…

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The bailiwick shows us the way on divorce reform

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January 30, 2018 0 comments

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Rightly or wrongly, I’ve always had the impression that the Bailiwick of Jersey is quite a conservative place, resistant to change. For example, they still technically had the death penalty until 2006, and birching was still practised on Jersey long after it was abolished over here. It is therefore slightly ironic that Jersey is now…

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