Monthly Divorce Archives: February 2016

Mythbusting the quickie divorce

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... Read More

Can our chemistry predict divorce?

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,... Read More

Can oxytocin levels predict divorce?

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... Read More

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

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... Read More

State pensions and divorce: An update

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... Read More

Alternative dispute resolution: collaborative law

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... Read More

No such thing as a 'common law spouse'

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... Read More

Marriage, divorce and millennials: money worries

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... Read More

Azizi v Aghaty and the problem of language barriers in court

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... Read More

Duxbury calculations: a quick Q&A

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... Read More