Relationship Breakdown

Woman awaits sentencing after clearing ex-partners house of all belongings

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers April 15, 2014 Law

According to press reports recently, a woman from Swindon is awaiting sentencing after being found guilty of theft for emptying out her ex-partner’s house of all belongings, including carpets. According to the report, the woman arranged for a removal company to strip the property bare after discovering that her partner had been using various internet […]

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Family Law Solicitor on why 180 Italian Divorces had to be annuled

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers October 31, 2013 Law

The Daily Mail online today reports that the most senior family judge of England and Wales has been asked to annul 180 divorces granted by courts in this country to Italians who had falsely claimed that they live here. It appears that, in 179 of these cases, the same address had been used, and that […]

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Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood can’t have his cake and eat it says Family Law Solicitor

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers October 31, 2013 Law

It has been reported in the Daily Mail today that the Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood has said that cheating on his wife “was the biggest mistake” of his life. It has also been reported that he hopes to reconcile with his wife, Alexandra despite the fact that she has already issued divorce […]

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Living separately, together

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers October 25, 2013 Law

The Mail Online has today published an article by Hilary Freeman about the difficulties that she and her (now) ex-husband faced when going through their Divorce. The article talks about how, due to financial constraints, they remained living together for a period of 2 years until their divorce was finalised and her ex-husband moved out. […]

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How to divorce your dragon – the continuing saga

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers August 16, 2013 Law

The apparently deteriorating relationship between Duncan Bannatyne and his ex-wife Joanne returned to the news today. An article in the Daily Express reports that a poster for Joanne’s new gym has been put up just across the road from Mr Bannatyne’s office in Darlington. As is well known, Mr Bannatyne runs a string of fitness […]

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The number of MPs splitting from their spouses is rising

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers August 13, 2013 Law

According to reports, one in six of the most recently elected Tory MPs has separated from spouses and partners; prompting calls to reform Westminster’s working culture. The latest Conservative MP to announce his Separation from his wife of 15 years is Mark Pritchard who, according to reports, separated in April 2013 and is said to […]

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Is it truly possible to forgive an affair?

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers August 6, 2013 Law

The Mail Online features an interesting article by Helen Sampson which analyses her differing reactions to her husband’s affair over a number of years, before then explaining how, when they eventually did Separate, she dealt with it. As many people know, an affair (or adultery, as it is termed) is one of five possible issues […]

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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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Are you happy in your marriage? Hannah Cornish reflects on our report findings

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers July 11, 2013 Law

Earlier this month we commissioned some research in to the attitudes of Brits towards their marriages. We asked 2,000 married couples about their levels of happiness in their relationship, what areas they thought needed improvement and whether they ever had any doubts they had married the right person. When we got the results back, they […]

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What are acceptable grounds for a divorce?

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers July 11, 2013 Law

The news that Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson are to Divorce may not come as a surprise. The fact however, if reports are correct, that it is Mr Saatchi and not Nigella who has initiated the divorce process may well be. According to the reports in the press yesterday, Mr Saatchi has confirmed that he […]

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Great Britain – Divorce Capital of the World – A Tale of Two Divorces

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers July 5, 2013 Law

There have been two interesting cases in the Daily Mail today which give contrasting outcomes for the wives in two contested divorce cases, both of which give an example of Britain’s reputation towards being the “Divorce Capital of the World”: Miss Malaysia and Miss Spain The first article refers to a former Miss Malaysia, wife […]

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Freezing Orders – What happens when they thaw out?

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers June 27, 2013 Law

It has been reported in a number of newspapers that the wife of a wealthy husband has been refused the renewal of a freezing order which was put into place against her husband’s estimated £20 million worth of assets as part of Divorce proceedings. This included preventing him from selling their villa in Spain worth […]

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Family Law Solicitor Ed Kitchen comments on Cohabiting Couples with Children

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers May 23, 2013 Law

The Daily Mail has today reported the findings of a study carried out by the Marriage Foundation which concludes that there is a much greater chance of parents staying together whilst their children are young if those parents are married, rather than simply living together. Apparently, among the parents of 15 year old children who […]

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