The couple behind the push for heterosexual civil partnerships have been dealt a blow by losing their challenge to the law in the High Court. Academics Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, who have been together since November 2010, had tried to enter into a civil partnership in 2014 but were told by Kensington and Chelsea Register Office... Read More
The divorce is finalized, the ink is drying, and the boxes are packed. What to do next – a quiet weekend away with friends to take your mind off it? An afternoon sifting through photographs in the attic? Far from it – more and more couples are now ‘celebrating’ with a divorce party. Now the tabloids have been enjoying... Read More
Children of divorced parents are no more susceptible to mental health issues than children whose parents stay married, concluded researchers from Stockholm University’s Centre for Health Equity Studies. Their study of 150,000 Swedish children found little difference in mental health between kids who live alternately live with each... Read More
MP Richard Bacon’s private members bill, which seeks to amend the 1973 Matrimonial Causes Act to allow an extra ground for legal separation, had its second reading delayed until Friday 11 March after MPs objected to it being read last Friday. Significantly, this bill would enable couples to divorce without either party having to admit... Read More
Walid Juffali, a Saudi oil tycoon, has argued in court that his diplomatic immunity should protect him from being involved in divorce proceedings in England. What’s more, he asserts that the £70,000 a month he is already providing to his ex-wife is sufficiently generous. Mr Juffali and Christina Estrada, an American-born former... Read More
Scottish actor Bruce Seton wasted no time in getting remarried after his first marriage was officially dissolved. Seton, star of such films as Whiskey Galore! and The Cruel Sea, as well as the TV series Fabian of the Yard, married his second wife, actress Antoinette Cellier, in his native Edinburgh, just one hour after he was officially... Read More
Celebrity couples are twice as likely to see their marriages end in divorce as their non-famous counterparts, new research from the Marriage Foundation claims. The think tank, which was founded by former high court judge Sir Paul Coleridge in order to promote marital stability, conducted research into 488 celebrity couples who married... Read More
Celebrity custody battles only become more complicated when there is an international element involved.
Over the holidays, Rocco Ritchie was ordered by a court to join his mother Madonna in New York for Christmas, despite having expressed his desire to stay in England with his father, director Guy Ritchie.
Until recently, Rocco, 15, had been... Read More
Here we look at the final decision in Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford’s years-long struggle with her ex-husband Daniel Giersch over their children Hermes and Helena.
Kelly Rutherford, an American citizen, and Daniel Giersch, a German citizen, were married in 2006, shortly before she gave birth to their first child Hermes, now nine. She filed... Read More
At a time of year when the press is full to the brim with stories of divorce, it makes a change when tales like this turn up.
Aberdeen couple Roz and Ian Ellis originally married in 1968. They were married for 23 years, during which time they had three children – Ian, 45, Stewart, 43, and Ewan, 36 – before divorcing and remaining apart,... Read More
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