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Divorce Archive - July 2016

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Divorced pilot who barricaded himself in marital home faces jail

Peter Elliott, a 49 year-old helicopter pilot who has refused to leave the £500,000 farmhouse he shared with his ex-wife Leonie Butler could face a six month prison sentence for breaching a court order. Pinewood House, situated on a 17-acre farm in Cumbria, was intended to be sold following the divorce, and the proceeds from the property split... Read More

Snooping technology is proving increasingly useful in divorce cases

Suspect your partner might be cheating? There’s an app for that. An increase in the number of programs that can be downloaded and used to snoop on someone else’s phone or online activity means that data retrieved via these programs could soon be coming to a court case near you. Surveillance, monitoring and location tracking apps... Read More

Divorce and similar stressors are not causes of breast cancer, study reveals

New research has shown that divorce and other stress factors such as bereavement do not cause breast cancer, contrary to popular belief. The Institute of Cancer Research began the long running study in 2003, examining what happened to more than 100,000 healthy women over a 40 year period. At the start of the study, the women were asked how often... Read More

Woman who flew to Tunisia for divorce proceedings feared missing

The family of a British woman who travelled to Tunisia in order to attend a court hearing regarding her divorce from a Tunisian national have grown increasingly concerned about her whereabouts, after she failed to return home as planned. Mrs Melissa Everest from Lancing, West Sussex flew to Tunis on 6 July 2016 to attend divorce proceedings... Read More

Excessive school tuition budget slammed by High Court judge

In an unreported High Court case, Roberts J has refused to award a mother an additional tuition fund for her already privately educated children. The mother applied for £150,000 per annum to cover expenses relating to the children. Of that sum £60,000 was to cover the cost of out-of-school tuition. The father argued that the children were... Read More

Juffali v Juffali – Roberts J sends ‘needs’ into the stratosphere

Christina Estrada Juffali, the former Pirelli model, applied for financial relief under Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 from her former husband Dr Walid Juffali, the multimillionaire Saudi businessman. Ms Estrada sought a global provision of £196.5m, the major components being £62.8m for her London housing fund and... Read More

Resolution hopeful new Justice Secretary will implement no fault divorces

Resolution has warmly welcomed the new Justice Secretary, the Rt. Hon Liz Truss. Nigel Shepherd, Resolution Chair, said: “I’d like to congratulate Ms Truss on her appointment, and look forward to building on the strong relationship Resolution has with Ministers and officials within her new department. “Resolution will continue our work to... Read More

Former millionaire whose ex-wife received 90% of the matrimonial assets requests 'clean break'

In March, former business woman and homemaker Jane Morris was awarded £500,000 in her divorce settlement following her split from software tycoon Peter Morris -nearly the entirety of their matrimonial assets. During proceedings, Mr Morris was also ordered to pay his ex-wife, the primary caregiver of their three children, £77,000 in maintenance.... Read More

Kurt Cobain’s daughter in divorce feud over late father’s guitar

Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of the late rock star Kurt Cobain, is currently fighting her estranged husband Isaiah Silva over who will retain possession of a $1,000,000 guitar originally owned by her father. The pair married in 2014 but announced their impending divorce in March this year, after 21 months of marriage. However, the settlement... Read More

Prenuptial housing: home will split in two if its occupants divorce

A Dutch firm has designed a floating house that can be separated in half, allowing both parts of a separating couple to retain their home after the dissolution of their marriage. Omar Kibri, a self-proclaimed PR and pop culture expert, partnered with architectural firm Studio OBA to bring the design to life. Kibri was inspired to create the design... Read More
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