“I haven’t got any so far.” “I’ve got one, but I had three last year.” “Three for me, and one’s in France.” For the past five years I’ve had some variation of this conversation with friends of mine. In case you couldn’t guess, the subject of the conversation is always the... Read More
For the majority of the last 1000 years the UK has been a largely Christian nation and, to some degree or other, marriage has been interwoven with religion throughout its history. However as the UK becomes more of a multicultural society, other religions with their own marriage traditions are being introduced. Islam is one of the... Read More
Jo Wood, ex-wife of Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, won a court battle against her brother earlier this month and he will now be evicted from the home in which he lived for ten years. The house was ostensibly bought for Vinnie Karslake where he has lived rent free ever since, but after the Woods divorced in 2011, Jo was awarded the property which she... Read More
Musicians Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have reached a divorce settlement, with Rossdale receiving less than 50 percent of their riches. Stefani and Rossdale met while their bands, No Doubt and Bush, were on tour in 1995.
A source told People that Rossdale agreed to give Stefani the lion’s share of their financial assets and property.
They... Read More
New York sugar tycoon Daniel Rosenblum has been ordered to immediately pay his ex-wife $11 million after a judge rescinded their revised divorce agreement because the signature lines were still blank. The agreement reached last year stated Mr Rosenblum was to pay his estranged wife, socialite and former model turned successful racehorse... Read More
After jumping back hundreds of years for the first blog in this series, this time we’ll only be going back sixteen. The case of White v White ended in 2000 with a landmark ruling regarding the distribution of wealth and property after divorce, before which women were given a rather shorter end of the stick. Until the case was resolved,... Read More
Having looked at Singapore and what’s been termed their ‘singles crisis’, for my last in this series, I’m going to examine how millennials engage with marriage and divorce in China. Last week SK-II, a Chinese skincare company, released a short film addressing what the Chinese call ‘leftover women’ –... Read More
The Vatican has officially released its post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation today entitled Amoris Laetitia (Joy of Love) which outlines Pope Francis’s vision for the future of the Catholic Church on various family issues including marriage, abortion, divorce, and homosexual relationships. Although it in no way seeks to alter the... Read More
When it comes to hiding assets with a divorce looming, it seems there is no limits to the lengths some will go to. The recently uncovered Panama Papers outed Mossack Fonseca, a global law firm that creates offshore shelters. Some of its clients used offshore companies not only to evade taxes, but to hide assets from their soon-to-be... Read More
In March 2016, the court made an interesting decision in respect of the controversial principle of add-back, i.e. the compensation of one of the parties for the adverse effects of the other party’s financial misconduct.
BD v FD: background to the case
The parties were married in 2002, and separated in 2013 after an eleven-year relationship.... Read More
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