Yearly Divorce Archives: 2016

A look at Le Pacte civil de solidarit

A look at Le Pacte civil de solidarité

In England and Wales, current law requires couples to provide fault based reasoning in order to obtain a divorce. The introduction of no-fault divorce is a... Read More

Multimillionaire takes case for special contribution to the Court of Appeal

Multimillionaire takes case for special contribution to the Court of Appeal

The case of Gray v Work EWHC 834 (Fam), heard in the High Court last March, is a stark reminder that it is exceptionally difficult to argue that an... Read More

Redstone gave tens of millions to women he bedded, ex-girlfriend claims in court documents

Redstone gave “tens of millions” to women he bedded, ex-girlfriend claims in court documents

  In the latest development of the Sumner Redstone elder abuse lawsuit, the media mogul’s ex-girlfriend, Sydney Holland, has claimed that... Read More

US actress Sofia Vergara sued by own embryos

US actress Sofia Vergara sued by own embryos

The ongoing battle over Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb’s embryos took a dramatic turn last Tuesday when Mr Loeb filed a right-to-live lawsuit on behalf of the... Read More

High court judge rules in favour of husband who hid millions

High court judge rules in favour of husband who hid millions

Six years after finalising the divorce settlement, a wife has returned to court following the discovery that her husband had failed to disclose millions... Read More

Mediation: mandatory or mediocre?

Mediation: mandatory or mediocre?

Since the changes to legislation in April 2014, divorcing couples have been required to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) before... Read More

Millionaires ex returns for a larger share 11 years after divorce

Millionaire’s ex returns for a larger share 11 years after divorce

Glen and Nicola Briers divorced in 2002 when Mr Briers’ fashion company, Lydonford Ltd, had an annual turnover of £1 million. Now, 11 years on, the company... Read More

Flying in the face of convention: Amelia Earharts modern prenup

Flying in the face of convention: Amelia Earhart’s modern prenup

Amelia Earhart was remarkable for many reasons. She was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, for which she received the US Distinguished... Read More

Does love Trump politics? Brexit, the US election and divorce

Does love Trump politics? Brexit, the US election and divorce

In July, a despairing Remainer wrote to The Guardian agony aunt Mariella Frostrup regarding the ruinous effect of the EU referendum on her relationship. The... Read More

Fashion victim: Trinny Woodall chased by her late ex-husbands debt

Fashion victim: Trinny Woodall chased by her late ex-husband’s debt

Trinny Woodall, the star of the early 2000s BBC programme What Not to Wear, is being pursued beyond the grave by her ex-husband’s financial troubles.... Read More