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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Vardags Limited is a limited company trading as Vardags, Company No 7199468, registered in England and Wales, having its registered office at 10 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7NG. Vardags is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA Number 535955). Its VAT number is 99 001 7230.
Vardags uses the term ‘Partner’ as a professional title only, to describe a Senior Solicitor, Employee or Consultant with relevant experience, expertise and qualifications (whether legally qualified or otherwise) to merit the title. Our Partners are not partners in the legal sense. They are not liable for the debts, liabilities or obligations of Vardags Limited. Similarly, the term ’Director’ is a professional title only, to describe a non-legally qualified employee or consultant of Vardags with relevant experience, expertise and qualifications to merit the title. It does not necessarily imply that the relevant individual is a director of Vardags Limited.
A list of the directors of Vardags Limited and a list of the names of those using the title of ’Director’ and ’Partner’ together with their official status is available for inspection at Vardags’ registered office.