Most adulterous boroughs in London revealed

December 12, 2013 2 comments

Croydon in south London is the most adulterous borough in the capital, government figures suggest. According to figures from the Ministry of Justice, more married couples living in the borough cited adultery as grounds for divorce than anywhere else in London over the year to June 2013. A total of 2,664 petitions referring to adultery…

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The scourge of the credit card by John Bolch

October 15, 2013 0 comments

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In a new survey by a price comparison website, one in ten people admitted that their secret credit card spending sprees have led to them separating from their partner or getting divorced. The same number also admitted that secret credit card purchases caused arguments with their partner, and 15 per cent confessed to lying to…

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Marilyn in the media!

September 21, 2013 2 comments

I  was featured in yesterday’s edition of The Times, discussing the rise of ‘unreasonable behaviour’ in 21st Century divorce: Divorcees are falling out of love with adultery The number of couples citing adultery as grounds for divorce has halved over the past 40 years, with unreasonable behaviour now the most common reason for a split. A study of…

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Grounds for divorce?

August 1, 2013 1 comment

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Earlier today I appeared on BBC Radio Tees to discuss the pros and cons of mediation in divorce. It was a lively debate in which I stressed the importance of full legal training for anyone offering mediation family situations. The truth is that mediation is an extension of the conventional legal process and not a…

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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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Millionaire’s wife granted divorce

December 3, 2012 1 comment

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A millionaire property developer has failed in an attempt to prevent his wife divorcing him after he moved in with his new girlfriend. Haushang Jafari, 60, claimed that he was allowed to take a second wife under Sharia law. His wife, Aghdas Bidaki, was a granted  divorce o the grounds of “unreasonable conduct” at Bristol…

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