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 cause long advocated by Vardags, on the basis that adults with capacity should not be required to denigrate each other once they have reached the conclusion that their marriage has... Read More
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 individual’s specific contributions merit an unequal division of assets on divorce.
US businessman Randy Work had been married to Mandy Gray for nearly 20 years when divorce proceedings commenced in... Read More
In the latest development of the Sumner Redstone elder abuse lawsuit, the media mogul’s ex-girlfriend, Sydney Holland, has claimed that he gave “tens of millions” to mistresses and lovers while they were together. The evidence was part of Holland’s new complaint, filed on Monday. In October this year, Mr... Read More
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 fertilized eggs.
Ms Vergara and Mr Loeb had the eggs fertilised in vitro in 2013 and the pair’s subsequent split cast them both into a bitter battle for custody rights. Vergara claims that... Read More
Six years after finalising the divorce settlement, a wife has returned to court following the discovery that her husband had failed to disclose millions during financial remedy proceedings. The husband, whose wealth comes from his family company Screwfix, had omitted his significant interest in two trusts. Mr and Ms Goddard-Watts began... Read More
Since the changes to legislation in April 2014, divorcing couples have been required to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) before their case can be brought to court. This measure allows for private negotiation to take place before a neutral mediator where each is afforded decision-making power. Alternative dispute... Read More
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