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Divorce Archive - January 2017

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Parliament debate divorce finance reform bill

Today the Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill is having its second reading in the House of Lords. The Bill is a private members bill introduced by Baroness Deech. The Bill had its first reading on 26 May 2016 and proposes to replace section 25(2) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 with “provisions about the principles to be applied in determining... Read More

But who gets the pets? A look at the changing laws surrounding pet custody in divorce

It was only a few weeks ago that Johnny Depp and Amber Heard culminated their bitter and public divorce. It was two weeks into the New Year that Depp and Heard finalised the separation of capital assets and a life together. Attention was drawn to one particular asset, or rather two important family members, the family dogs Pistol and Boo. With a... Read More

Digitised divorce: can a computer replace a solicitor?

According to PwC, the installation of advanced technology is a key concern among legal professionals. Ranging from artificial intelligence through to streamlined billing management, the legal sector is slowly but surely digitising its practices – but what will a digitised divorce look like? With crowded courts and increasing legal... Read More

Uma Thurman involved in vicious custody battle

On Friday, Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson arrived at Manhattan Supreme Court to decide on custody arrangements for their four-year-old daughter, Luna. The Kill Bill star’s fight began when her French-born financier ex, Busson, filed a custody lawsuit against Thurman in New York in 2014. After drawing up a three-year co-parenting settlement in... Read More

Private divorce: what is it, who does it, and is it right for you?

After months of public disputes, accusations, and rumours, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have announced that they will settle their divorce in private. The much-discussed ex-Hollywood power couple issued a joint statement of their intentions to handle their divorce from here on out using a private judge and keeping court documents confidential. But... Read More

January blues? A look at ‘Divorce Month’

Being fed up in January permeates beyond the typical gloom of post-party season. As the calendar year resets family lawyers prepare one of their busiest periods: the infamous ‘Divorce Month’ has begun. January is now commonly believed to be the most popular time of year for filing for divorce. This is often aligned with the strain of forced... Read More
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