In a recent interview with Rolling Stone Australia, the master of drum rolls, Phil Collins, dismissed prenups as “unethical”. In contrast, Lord Wilson’s conjuring of Vardags’ cause célèbre, Radmacher v Granatino, at Bristol University earlier this month suggests instead that it may be unethical to disregard prenups.
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In the wake of the Court of Appeal's judgment in the much-discussed case of Owens v Owens, which saw a Court of Appeal led by Sir James Munby uphold Tolson J's decision to refuse a wife's divorce petition, Professor Liz Trinder from the University of Exeter has published interim findings from a major research study examining the need... Read More
Update: on 8 August 2017, Mrs Owens was granted permission to bring an appeal to the Supreme Court. A wife who took her battle to divorce her husband to the court of Appeal has lost her bid to end her "intensely unhappy" marriage. Tini Owens appealed the refusal of His Honour Judge Tolson, sitting in the Central Family Court,... Read More
Lord Justice Wilson, one of the most senior judges in England, made a spirited defence of divorce payouts this week. Addressing the University of Bristol Law Club on Monday, Lord Justice Wilson rebutted the calls which have been resounding in the House of Lords, to pare back financial provision. He made reference to a recent study which... Read More
A Swedish hotel chain has promised to reimburse the cost of a two-night stay for guests who divorce within a year of their visit. The Countryside Hotels group offers the "relationship guarantee" for couples who invest in its mini-breaks, stressing the importance of spending quality time with one another to the success of a marriage.
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In what has been described as a "landmark court ruling", a judge in South Carolina's York County found that a woman and her female ex-partner had a common law marriage under state law. The Herald reports that Ms Debra Parks had been in a same-sex relationship for almost four decades, before separating from her partner last year. After the... Read More
Melanie Brown, best known as Scary Spice from the iconic British girl band Spice Girls, has filed for divorce from film producer Stephen Belafonte. After nearly ten years of marriage, Mel B, 41, cited ‘irreconcilable differences’ in her divorce petition, with the separation dated 28th December 2016. Mel B and Stephen Belafonte... Read More
Star of the silver screen Scarlett Johansson has reportedly filed divorce from her second husband, French journalist Romain Dauriac. The New York Post's Page Six revealed yesterday that Ms Johansson served the divorce filing on her estranged husband in Manhattan's Supreme Court on Tuesday, claiming that the marriage was "irretrievably broken".
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Residents of Jiangbei, a small village in China’s Jiangsu Province, have been rushing to file for divorce to take advantage of a loophole in a demolition compensation scheme. After being informed that the village would be erased to make way for a new high-tech industrial park, 160 couples have registered their divorce. As compensation... Read More
A millionaire energy trader is fighting to overturn a 2015 divorce ruling which resulted in her ex-husband being awarded a sizable chunk of their £7 million fortune. Ms Julie Sharp sought a divorce in 2013 after it emerged that her husband, Mr Robin Sharp, “had been pursuing a new relationship for some time”.
The couple were married for four... Read More
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