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Monthly Divorce Archives: December 2013

Twitter war over hidden shares

Twitter war over hidden shares

A New York man is suing his former wife for allegedly hiding Twitter shares now worth between $10 million and $50 million during their divorce. Stuart... Read More

Are attitudes towards sex and divorce in the UK changing?

Are attitudes towards sex and divorce in the UK changing?

This week’s National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles suggested that people on average are having only two-thirds as much sex as in 2001. The... Read More

Use of confidential documents in divorce

Use of confidential documents in divorce

Contrary to popular belief, husbands and wives are entitled to privacy against each other. You must take these duties seriously, as there could be both civil... Read More

The importance of prenuptial agreements

The importance of prenuptial agreements

Prenuptial agreements have now become a crucial way to ensure the protection of assets, something which is important for all individuals intending to marry to... Read More

Court gives husband a golden incentive to return wife's jewellery

Court gives husband a golden incentive to return wife's jewellery

Mr Justice Holman, a senior High Court judge, recently offered a divorced husband an incentive of £10,000 in order to assist his former wife in recovering... Read More

Nuptial Settlements

Nuptial Settlements

Somewhat surprisingly, there is no statutory definition of a nuptial settlement. The guidance of Lord Nicholls in Brooks v Brooks AC 375 offers a helpful... Read More

Cohabitation Rights Bill

Cohabitation Rights Bill

The Cohabitation Rights Bill had its first reading in the House of Lords on 9 October 2013. The bill proposes that cohabitees who have lived together as a... Read More

Managing Director Catherine Thomas is featured in The Global Legal Post

Managing Director Catherine Thomas is featured in The Global Legal Post

Catherine Thomas, Senior Director at Vardags, who represented Michelle Young, reflects on the conclusion of the landmark case Young v Young and predicts an... Read More

Shadow directors beware: M v M and the application of Prest

Shadow directors beware: M v M and the application of Prest

The recent decision of the High Court in M v M EWHC 2534 (Fam) saw the award of £53 million to the wife, an award thought to be the highest to date in... Read More