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Divorce Archive - 2015 - Page 8

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Managing Director Catherine Thomas on Wyatt v. Vince Supreme Court Ruling

Managing director Catherine Thomas has had a hectic day in the media spotlight. Following the handing down of judgment in the Supreme Court case of Wyatt v Vince UKSC 15, Catherine has taken up residence in the BBC studios for most of the day fielding interview questions from journalists keen for an expert opinion. The press has taken a strong... Read More

David Nicholls and the divorce rom-com

Man Booker Prize nominee David Nicholls has suggested the future of the genre lies in stories about 'silver splitter' divorces, a concept that has become a popular media topic ever since the Office for National Statistics published news of a rise in divorce among the over 60s population in 2013. Nicholls made the comments while... Read More

Do you need to get a ‘pet-nup’?

Dividing assets, and deciding who gets what, is often the hardest part of any divorce. When you are trying to decide who gets the family pet, it can be almost impossible. Indeed, for many years, it seemed that everyone was losing out: families fell to arguing about who got ‘custody’ of a pet and the pet in question was not... Read More

How pensions are part of divorce

Minister of State for Pensions Steve Webb, speaking at a conference hosted by the Resolution Foundation, has pointed out how crucial it is that economically-weaker spouses, most often the wife, take their soon-to-be-ex-spouse’s future pension into account when addressing financial matters. Steve Webb's words are sound advice for anyone going... Read More

Mass civil weddings for Filipino couples in Dubai

There are over 500,000 Filipinos living in the United Arab Emirates, and as the demand for marriages in the region has increased, the Philippine Consulate in Dubai has come up with a solution: every Thursday it offers mass civil weddings to Filipinos working in the UAE. Just before Valentine’s Day, ten couples took advantage of the... Read More

Could Oscar-winning actors be at greater risk of divorce

In a seemingly bizarre bit of research, academics have discovered that male Oscar-winning actors face an increased likelihood of divorce. Apparently, winning a coveted Academy Award leads to a substitution of a gold statuette for a gold band. The data, from research conducted by academics at the National University of Singapore and the University... Read More

The stay-at-home husband: are things changing?

The financial proceedings in the case of Kirsten Turner and Rupert Nightingale have been a media favourite in recent weeks, and it’s easy to see why. The case involves a role reversal for husband and wife, with Ms Turner being a successful accountant and partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers – earning a reported annual salary of... Read More

For richer, for poorer…? How to split a lottery win on divorce

A lottery win for every couple means the start of a new life. For many, it’s the promise of one they’ve only ever dreamed of, free from financial limitations and worries, their dreams and wants finally given licence and means to take wing. For others, a large influx of money can exacerbate existing problems and lead to a... Read More

Posthumous claims on estate for non-disclosure

The long-term same-sex partner of a successful property developer has taken her fight for a larger share of her fortune to the Court of Appeal. Helen Roocroft claims that non-disclosure on the part of her ex, Carol Ann Ainscow, misled her into accepting a much smaller settlement than she should have been due when their civil partnership ended in... Read More

The accidental bigamist

In 2015, Adam John Moore, a man in his thirties from Exeter, plead guilty to bigamy. With such a headline, the story soon spread to a number of national newspapers. Unusual, but not unheard of, one may think. However, this was not a case of deliberate deception, but a case of ignorance. Moore had married Lyndsey Heywood in December 2008, but... Read More
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