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Divorce Archive - November 2016

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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 turns over £30 million and Ms Briers is back after a 2015 judgment entitled her to £2.7 million of his £10 million fortune. Mr Briers has now gone to the Court of Appeal to challenge the... Read More

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 Flying Cross, and was a founder of The Ninety-Nines, an organisation for female pilots. With these accolades and her support of the Equal Rights Amendment, Earhart has now become something of... Read More

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 writer expressed having “never felt so isolated in..…life” after her partner voted to leave the European Union, and was at a loss as to how to resolve the “catastrophic... Read More

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. Creditors who are owed almost £300,000 by the late Mr Elichaoff have decided to take their case to the High Court to make his ex-wife settle the debt. Ms Woodall, 52, married rock drummer Johnny... Read More

Prenups and politics: expect the unexpected

2016 has marked a year of upheaval and uncertainty. In the year where Donald Trump, the most unlikely of candidates, has been elected as the new President of the United States, and the referendum has put England’s exit from the European Union into motion, the public have been alerted to the fact that we cannot predict the future with any... Read More

Israeli rabbinical authorities detain father over son's refusal to divorce

An Israeli rabbinical court has taken punitive measures against an American citizen, who is alleged to be responsible for his son's refusal to grant his wife a divorce. Mr Jacob Hoffman, who runs a New York real estate company, has been forced to remain in an apartment in Jerusalem for over a year, after the court confiscated his passport... Read More

Brad Pitt challenges Angelina Jolie’s child custody demands

This weekend it was revealed that Brad Pitt has applied for joint physical and legal custody of his six children. This request was included in Mr Pitt’s response to Ms Jolie’s divorce petition that shocked the media on the 19th September. When filing for divorce because of “irreconcilable differences”, Angelina Jolie asked for joint legal... Read More

The Home Affairs Sharia councils inquiry: A review so far

The Home Affairs inquiry into UK Sharia law councils began this week with evidence-gathering commencing on Tuesday. The Select Committee are focusing the inquiry on the treatment of women in cases involving divorce, domestic violence and child custody disputes. Sharia councils, of which there are an estimated 85 in the UK, are unregulated, have... Read More

Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash claims he was never married during divorce dispute

British-American rock star Saul Hudson, known professionally as 'Slash', has appealed to a judge to confirm that his marriage to Perla Ferrar is invalid, TMZ reports. According to Slash, when he and Ms Ferrar tied the knot in 2001, she was in fact still married to her first husband, thus rendering the latter union null and void. Ms... Read More

Prenuptial agreement clauses: the good, the bad and the highly unusual

The story of the Saudi groom who asked for a divorce just two hours after tying the knot made headlines when it was revealed in 2016 - and not just because of the brevity of the marriage. According to Gulf News, the unnamed man called time on the marriage upon the discovery that his new bride had shared photographs from their wedding with... Read More
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