Nick Robertson, the co-founder of online fashion giant ASOS, has sold £46 million worth of shares to help pay for his costly divorce settlement. Last Wednesday he announced his intention to sell 1.6% of the firm’s share capital – 1.3 million shares – to institutional investors. The move comes after a High Court judge... Read More
A pensioner currently living in the Scottish highlands is being deported after she divorced her husband, alleging that he had been abusive towards her. The 72-year-old Canadian, who cannot be named for legal reasons, wrote to the Home Office last year to inform them of her change in circumstances, and in February received a response letting... Read More
A top family law judge, Sir James Munby, has sent a robust message to divorcing couples: the law will not allow ex partners to hand over their spousal obligations to a new partner. Mr and Mrs Hart enjoyed a long relationship: they started living together in 1983, married in 1987 and together had two children. The marriage was a long one... Read More
Hot on the heels of the revelation that Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are divorcing after 15 months of marriage, Vardags Managing Director Catherine Thomas was invited the Channel 5 studios to discuss this latest celebrity split, the meaning of ‘spousal support’ and the importance of prenuptial agreements. After court documents revealed... Read More
Almost a third of divorces between couples over 50 years of age results in the family home being sold, according to new research.
The study, which surveyed 230 people throughout UK, found that 28 percent of those who divorce in their 50s or later end up selling their family home. Just under half of those who do move into smaller properties and a... Read More
After 15 months of marriage, actress Amber Heard is to divorce Johnny Depp, on the ground of irreconcilable differences. Court documents obtained by celebrity news site TMZ state that Heard filed for divorce on 23 May at Los Angeles Superior Court. She listed the date of separation as one day prior to this. The news comes just days after... Read More
Susan Rimmer from Otley, West Yorkshire, has been told by the Ministry of Defence that she must divorce and remarry her second husband in order to claim her first husband’s military pension. Private Jim Lee, Mrs Rimmer’s first husband, was killed while serving in Ireland in 1972. She was aware that, when she married her current... Read More
Her Honour Judge Hudson, sitting in the Family Court at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne last month, ruled that an ex-husband and his new wife be sentenced to prison for contempt of court for breaching financial orders made in financial remedy proceedings after his long marriage broke down. Committal proceedings began in July 2015, and last April’s... Read More
Yesterday brought good news for SAC Capital Advisor LP founder Steven A. Cohen, as Chief Judge Loretta Preska dismissed a long-running lawsuit in which the hedge fund manager’s ex-wife accused him of having duped her out of millions during their divorce. Patricia (née Finke) and Steven A. Cohen wed in 1979, when the latter was a... Read More
James McAvoy and his wife Anne-Marie Duff announced earlier this month that they plan to divorce after nearly ten years of marriage. They issued a joint statement, reading: “It is with tremendous sadness that we have come to the decision to divorce. We enter this next phase with continued friendship, love and respect for one... Read More
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