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Monthly Divorce Archives: March 2017

Phil Collins v Lord Wilson are prenups unethical

Phil Collins v Lord Wilson: are prenups “unethical”?

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone Australia, the master of drum rolls, Phil Collins, dismissed prenups as “unethical”. In contrast, Lord Wilson’s... Read More

University of Exeter publishes interim findings from fault-based divorce research

University of Exeter publishes interim findings from fault-based divorce research

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... Read More

Desperately unhappy wife Tini Owens loses appeal to divorce husband

"Desperately unhappy" wife Tini Owens loses appeal to divorce husband

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... Read More

Senior judge speaks out in defence of divorce payouts

Senior judge speaks out in defence of divorce payouts

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... Read More

Swedish hotel offers refunds for marital breakdown

Swedish hotel offers refunds for marital breakdown

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... Read More

South Carolina judge rules that same-sex couple had common law marriage

South Carolina judge rules that same-sex couple had common law marriage

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... Read More

Scary Spice files for divorce from Stephen Belafonte after a tumultuous marriage

Scary Spice files for divorce from Stephen Belafonte after a tumultuous marriage

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... Read More

Scarlett Johansson files for divorce from husband Romain Dauriac

Scarlett Johansson 'files for divorce' from husband Romain Dauriac

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... Read More

Energy trader challenges divorce settlement which gave her husband 2.7m

Energy trader challenges divorce settlement which gave her husband £2.7m

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... Read More