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Divorce Archive - February 2016

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Mythbusting the ‘quickie’ divorce

When a celebrity couple breaks up and goes to the courts, the press are quick to report that they have had a ‘quickie’ divorce. What the media seem to be referring to is the length of time it takes for the judge to read the pronouncement of the decree nisi, forgetting that couples are not properly divorced until decree absolute.... Read More

Can our chemistry predict divorce?

A new study shows that a low oxytocin levels during and after pregnancy have a strong correlation with women’s likelihood of getting divorced. Oxytocin, which is often dubbed the “love hormone” or the “cuddle hormone,” is released during physical contact with a loved one. Hugging, kissing and breastfeeding all cause surges in the... Read More

Can oxytocin levels predict divorce?

A new study shows that low oxytocin levels during and after pregnancy have a strong correlation with women’s likelihood of getting divorced. Oxytocin, which is often dubbed the 'love hormone' or the 'cuddle hormone', is released during physical contact with a loved one. Hugging, kissing and breastfeeding all cause surges in the hormone, which... Read More

Should we ditch teaching Science and Maths for discussions on divorce?

Singer Lily Allen is perhaps not best known for her views on education. But instead of hitting the press for a new album release, Ms. Allen’s phone-in to LBC radio to challenge education minister Nick Gibb propelled her, and her views, into the spotlight for a highly pertinent and topical reason. Calling for an ‘introduction... Read More

State pensions and divorce: An update

Over the course of the last few years a number of changes have been made to the law on pensions. This week, the Department of Work and Pensions published new information regarding the new arrangements for State Pensions sharing which will be introduced on 6 April 2016. The report is aimed at legal and financial advisors, as well as the... Read More

Alternative dispute resolution: collaborative law

Collaborative law involves the parties both instructing lawyers and avoiding court by trying to reach an agreement through meetings with each other and their lawyers. All meetings between the parties are carried out face to face with the lawyers present. This approach is designed to encourage the parties to work together, discuss the issues, and... Read More

No such thing as a 'common law spouse'

The London County Central Court, is currently hearing the case of Joy Williams, who has launched legal action after her partner’s share of their property passed to his estranged wife. The matter serves as a frank warning to unmarried couples to consider their legal position properly. Background Joy Williams and Norman Martin... Read More

Marriage, divorce and millennials: money worries

You hear it all the time: financially, millennials are doing far worse than the generation above them. There are so many disheartening statistics, from the claim that we will earn 25% less than our parents to the implication that people our age are unable financially to support children. But is all this having an impact on marriage and... Read More

Azizi v Aghaty and the problem of language barriers in court

The case Azizi v Aghaty EWHC 110 (Fam), reported at the end of January, highlights the problems that can arise from language barriers and a lack of translation services in court. Background to the case Both parties were born in Iran, but began to cohabit in the UK in or around November 2000, and were married in July 2001. The parties have one... Read More

Duxbury calculations: a quick Q&A

What is a Duxbury calculation? A Duxbury calculation is used to work out an appropriate lump sum for a financially dependent party in the place of periodical payments (spousal maintenance). The calculation produces a lump sum which, if invested to achieve capital growth, could be drawn in equal instalments and would last until the end of... Read More
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