Divorce law blogs & family law blawgs

Guest divorce law blogs and family blawgs from family lawyers, solicitors and legal professionals.

Top 8 Reasons for Divorce in the UK

by Vincents Solicitors March 22, 2016 Divorce

Deciding to divorce your partner is never an easy decision to make; and a lot of people do not realise that a lot of reasons they want to divorce their partner are not classified as ‘Grounds for Divorce’ in England and Wales, but what are the most popular reasons people cite when they first decide […]

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Happy ‘Divorce Day’ or is it? (Re First Working Day in January)

by Linzi Perriman January 9, 2016 Divorce

“Divorce Day” is a term commonly banded about by the media which refers to the first working day of the New Year when family lawyers receive the highest number of new enquiries. It is often reported that January is the month when most couples decide to divorce, commonly due to the stresses and strains that […]

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Bannatyne Divorce: honesty is the best policy

by Legal Author December 23, 2015 Divorce

Despite attempts to conceal the news, it has come to light that former Dragon’s Den star, Duncan Bannatyne, misled the Family Court by giving false evidence during his second divorce in 2012. The I’m a Celebrity star thought to be worth £187m made false declarations over the value of a severance package drawn up for […]

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Divorce in slight decline as more people cohabit

by Linzi Perriman December 23, 2015 Cohabitation

At the end of November the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released annual statistics on divorces that took place in England and Wales in 2013. They found that divorce rates dropped 2.9% in 2013 where 114,720 divorces were granted compared to 118,140 in 2012. These statistics follow a general decline in the number of divorces […]

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Form E Financial blunder – Divorce legal practice update

by Linzi Perriman December 23, 2015 Divorce

Form E Financial blunder On Friday it was announced that Nicola Matheson-Durrant, a McKenzie Friend with the Family Law Clinic based in Berkshire, spotted a software glitch on Tuesday with the Ministry of Justice Financial Statement, known as Form E. Matheson-Durrant reported the fault to the Ministry of Justice who have now corrected the software. […]

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Is matrimonial revenge a dish best served cold?

by Linzi Perriman October 9, 2015 Divorce

Wednesday night saw more than eight million of us tuning in to the climactic ending of Mike Barlett’s five-part domestic drama ‘Doctor Foster’. My last blog – Following Doctor’s Order – focused on episode 3 of the gripping drama, for those that missed it, episode 4 saw Gemma’s professional career called into question, police involvement over […]

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Fraud, Floodgates and First Wives Club – Will the Supreme Court Set Aside the Sharland Divorce Order?

by Emma Flood Curated Media June 15, 2015 Divorce

Divorcee Alison Sharland received £10m from her ex-husband Charles when they divorced under the belief that this was half his fortune. However, she later ascertained that his Manchester software company was worth many, many more millions. Mrs Sharland argues that she should have received significantly more as part of her settlement and opened her case […]

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Swiss Court Orders Husband to Pay Largest Ever Divorce Settlement

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers May 20, 2014 Divorce

It has been reported today that Dmitry Rybolovlev, owner of the AS Monaco football team has been ordered to pay the highest known divorce settlement, a sum of over £2.7 billion. The divorce proceedings took place in Switzerland and according to the reports, Mr Rybolovlev has the right of appeal, though it is not known […]

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Can Divorce Be Dare We Ask………Nice?

by Zelick Glimelstein January 23, 2014 Divorce

Not everybody goes for the jugular when filing for divorce. Don’t get us wrong, some do. Some do with a vengeance, but others seem to find a way to Part Company peacefully. Take the recent announcement from Hollywood hunk Orlando Bloom, and his Australian model wife Miranda Kerr. A few short days ago they announced […]

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Divorce Affects Children More Than Parents Realise

by kjsmith January 17, 2014 Divorce

A survey by parenting website Netmums has revealed that many parents do not realise how much their divorce is affecting their children. Adults and children were polled separately, and the results reveal significant gaps between their outlooks on the situation. For example, 13% of children blamed themselves for the break-up. But less than half of […]

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Freezing the Assets

by EdwardHandsandLewis December 20, 2013 Divorce

By Martin Hill, Edward Hands and Lewis I know its December but asset freezing is nothing to do with the weather. What we have here is the court’s ability to prevent property  being transferred away by one spouse so that it does not form part of the overall pot on divorce. It is often a […]

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3 Ways to Make Your Divorce a Little Less Painful

by drew.kobb December 11, 2013 Divorce

Divorce can be a painful, drawn-out process that can scar people for the rest of their lives. While it’s impossible to make divorce truly easy, there are a few ways that you can make it easier. Here are 3 methods that might be able to help you through this time of change. 1.     Divorce Mediation […]

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How To Manage Your Finances Post-Divorce

by Lilly December 9, 2013 Divorce

Going through a separation is hard enough as it is, without even considering the financial changes your about to undergo. Unfortunately, you have to consider those changes in order to create a better future for yourself and any children you have with your ex-partner. The longer you put that organization off, the worse it will […]

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What is Certified Guardian Ad Litem?

by TBeauregard November 28, 2013 Divorce

(US law/generally) A Guardian is simply a person who has the legal authority to care for another person. The term Ad Litem is a legal term used to refer to the appointment by a court of one party to act in a lawsuit on behalf of another party. Family court cases regarding guardianship can become […]

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Want To Get Divorced As A Gay Couple? Think Again.

by Kitchens New Cleghorn LLC November 13, 2013 Divorce

(US family law & general) When the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, it was a landmark event for the entire country. The federal government finally recognized same-sex couples as equal in the eyes of the law. Many hoped that this would lead to legalization of same-sex marriage in state after state […]

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Complex Assets in Divorce

by FF Colorado October 30, 2013 Divorce

Preventing critical mistakes in high asset divorce cases is not something that many divorce attorneys get the opportunity to do that often in their practice. One of the largest, most complex aspects of divorce is the distribution of assets and debt. How do you ensure that you will walk away with a fair portion of […]

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Is it a Good Idea (Realistically) to Have a Prenup?

by contactus October 16, 2013 Divorce

This is an article by Shannon McNulty.  Shannon is a Philadelphia estate attorney. At the outset of a marriage the furthest thing from the couple-to-be is conflict or disagreement in the marriage.  Through the rose colored glasses of almost newlyweds it feels as if the couple will never disagree about anything.  Jobs, who will stay at […]

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Which is Better: Divorce & Bankruptcy or Bankruptcy & Divorce?

by Lilly October 15, 2013 Divorce

During the occurrence of a divorce, you will most likely have many questions that you have thought of or should ask your attorney so that you are well prepared beforehand. Many marriages end in divorce because of disagreements on finances and in some cases, your questions may revolve around bankruptcy and debt that has occurred […]

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What Reasons Can Be Used to File for Divorce in Pennsylvania?

by contactus October 15, 2013 Divorce

It is important to work with an experienced family law attorney if you are thinking about filing for or have been served with a divorce.  In Pennsylvania, the legal grounds for divorce can be broken up into two categories:  fault and no-fault.  All valid divorces must fall under one of these two categories.  An attorney […]

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How to make the split as smooth as possible?

by Paul Whitaker September 26, 2013 Divorce

Divorce is never going to be an easy experience for the parties or their children. It can be costly, time-consuming and complicated, not to mention emotionally exhaustive. The most desirable outcome would be for a divorce to be as friendly as possible. The key to this is to take a step back and view the […]

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Annulment Defined: Knowing Your Rights

by laura.bailey September 5, 2013 Divorce

What is annulment? Annulment is a legal method of ending a marriage. It differs from divorce in a number of ways. From a legal standpoint, annulment doesn’t just end a marriage: it completely erases it. Annulment can be a valid option for people who are against divorce for religious reasons. Do I qualify for an […]

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Common marital regime in Spanish Law

by David Lorenzo August 28, 2013 Divorce

Common Marital Regime in Spanish law In the common marital regime in Spanish Law the husband and wife gains or profits from any of them, will be allocated by half to dissolve. The common marital regime will begin at the time of the marriage or subsequently agreed upon at the time of capitulation. Common goods […]

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How Family Mediation could have helped Monty Panesar

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers August 21, 2013 Divorce

On Monday the Daily Mail reported that “England cricketer Monty Panesar’s recent drunken meltdown was triggered by the stress of a bitter break-up with his wife.” Sources say that he is devastated by the breakdown of his marriage and subsequent divorce. As a Family Law Solicitor dealing with all Family and Personal Matters we understand […]

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Common Grounds for Divorce that Helps You File Your Petition

by lawfirm August 20, 2013 Divorce

Divorce is a legal process. This may sound like a dreadful incident, yet this is an important step for many. When nothing works, going separate ways becomes necessary. This is a state governed issue and you need to seek legal assistance to deal with the matter. Hiring a family lawyer specialized in handling divorce will […]

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Why rows over money can lead to Divorce

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers August 1, 2013 Divorce

Whilst many Husbands and Wives row over issues relating to their children, parenting, the in-laws, socialising and sex, a recent study has shown that it is those who row mostly over money that are the ones destined for Divorce. According to the Family Relationships journal report, arguments about money are the top predictor for divorce; […]

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