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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Divorce Stats – Did you know 66% of divorces in England & Wales were on the petition of the wife?

by Kirwans July 20, 2015 Family Law

Kirwans Solicitors have published a new infographic outlining divorce stats over the past few years. Among those mention include:- 66% of divorces in England & Wales were on the petition of the wife? Almost 25% of families in the UK are lone parent families. Click here to view the full divorce stats infographic.

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Top Seven: World’s Most Bizarre Footballing Accidents

by hellen July 10, 2014 Lawyers

With the World Cup well and truly under way, like it or loathe it, football is the subject that is on everyone’s lips. No matter what you think of the Beautiful Game, you have to admit that a footballer’s life is a pretty enviable one: millions in the bank and a beautiful partner on your […]

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Slater & Gordon Divorce Study Supports Value of Family Mediation

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers May 22, 2014 Law

New research carried out by Slater & Gordon Lawyers shows that more than a third of divorces are acrimonious, while more than 40% of divorcees went after more than they were entitled to. Sadly, these findings do not surprise me; many people try to play dirty when going through a divorce. As a Divorce Solicitor, […]

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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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When is a Marriage Not Legally Binding?

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers May 20, 2014 Law

Pop songstress Foxes is reported as being uncertain of her marital status following a drunken ceremony at Glastonbury, in an interview with Metro magazine. She recalls hazy memories of a marriage ceremony in the after-party at Shangri-La, but has no idea where her festival “hubby” could be, revealing that they lost touch. She is reported […]

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Survery Says Cohabitation Before Marriage Does Not Cause Divorce

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers March 11, 2014 Family Law

According to a new scientific survey, cohabitation before marriage does not affect a couple’s prospects of getting divorced. The study was carried out by sociologist Arielle Kuperberg from the University of Carolina and involved comparing relationships using the length of time that couples had lived together before marriage, instead of the age when they moved […]

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Rise in Couples Choosing to Divorce after Less Than a Year Together

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers February 3, 2014 Law

In my experience some couples rush into marriage without considering the  financial consequences that marriage can bring. Couples can get swept away with  the romance of marriage and some turn their focus away from the relationship  towards creating a fairy tale wedding. Having a “perfect” wedding can be  expensive and this can put financial strain […]

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Couples must consider Mediation before Divorcing

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers January 22, 2014 Law

Under new laws separating couples will have to attend a mediation appointment called a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting from April following reforms included in the Children and Families Bill. This will apply in all disputes about the children or finances and couples will only be exempt in situations where there is evidence of domestic […]

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The Facebook Post That Got Me Divorced – Evidence Used in Social Media

by Anna Shapiro January 22, 2014 Family Law

You can build relationships on social media but you can also destroy them. The use of social media, Facebook in particular, has grown exponentially over the last few years. It has literally permeated every aspect of our lives. Posting feelings, pictures, celebrations, and even life changing events (both good and bad) has become like second […]

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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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Is Your Spouses New Year’s Resolution To File For Divorce?

by Anna Shapiro January 8, 2014 Family Law

Divorce on New Year’s The traditional New Year’s Auld Lang Syne song may just sum it up. “Should Old Acquaintance be forgot, and never thought upon; The flames of Love extinguished, and fully past and gone.” Are you ringing in the New Year’s without your spouse this year? Many people think of the New Year […]

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Thinking about a Divorce? our Family Law Solicitor offers some advice

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers January 3, 2014 Law

Christmas can be a wonderful time for families; a time to cherish with loved ones. However Christmas can also be one to remember for all the wrong reasons. There is so much pressure on families to be happy over the festive period; couples want everything to be perfect at Christmas and some do not anticipate […]

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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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Why London is the divorce capital of the world

by Alex Bright December 6, 2013 Family Law

London is one of the biggest and most progressive cities in the world. A hub of finance, technology and industry, it attracts not only the most ambitious talent from the UK, but also around the world. There is, however, another less desirable area where London is a world leader. More divorces are finalised in London […]

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Things To Consider When Filing For An Armed Forces Divorce

by Tim Bishop November 25, 2013 Military Law

Filing for divorce – both the physical process and the emotional pain – will probably be one of the most stressful things you’ll ever experience in your life, and with around half of all marriages currently ending in divorce, unfortunately it is more common than you might think. If you or your spouse is in […]

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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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Family Law Solicitor offers advice on untangling your finances when divorcing

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers October 31, 2013 Law

According to reports, the lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone and her ex-husband are selling their luxury 12 room former matrimonial home following their Divorce. Mone, owner of the Ultimo brand has apparently spoken of her “heartbreak” at being forced to sell the £1.5m property in Lanarkshire, after her ex-husband refused to allow her to buy him […]

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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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Couples are struggling to separate due to the rise in Divorce costs

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers October 24, 2013 Law

The BBC reported last week that breaking up is getting even harder to do for couples nowadays. They attribute one of the causes as being the changes in the legal aid system brought about from April 2013. Essentially legal aid is now no longer available for assistance with a Divorce or separation other than in […]

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A Divorce for a Fistful of Dollars?

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers October 24, 2013 Law

The Daily Mail today reports that Dina Eastwood, wife of Hollywood legend Clint has filed for divorce from her 83 year old husband. It appears from the article that there may have been an element of indecision on Dina’s part, but she has now confirmed her intentions to formalise the end of the marriage. The […]

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Family Law Solicitor highlights the increasing number of “Save-cations”

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers October 16, 2013 Law

Recent research has shown that couples heading for separation or Divorce are booking a romantic holiday as a last ditch attempt to save their relationship. Although for some the time away helps to rekindle lost romance, as many discover these ‘save-cations’ are not always enough to save a relationship in trouble. When the plane touches […]

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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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Finances and Assets on Separation – How best to divide them

by Slater & Gordon Lawyers October 8, 2013 Law

As a family lawyer, I am often approached by a client whom has reached an agreement with their spouse in relation to the division of capital and pensions. However there are a few minor issues which are not agreed. These can range from whom retains the antique furniture, the time share or the family pet. […]

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