This week, ONS published statistics on divorces in England and Wales in 2015. The data reveals many trends in modern relationships but this survey is particularly interesting because it is the first record of same-sex divorce. The statistics also showed that 2015 saw the lowest divorce rate in over 40 years.
Same-sex marriage was legalised in... Read More
On 1 May 2017, singer Janet Jackson uploaded a video to YouTube announcing that she that she has separated from her husband, multi-millionaire businessman Wissam Al Mana. In the video she confirmed that the couple were “in court" and that "the rest is in God’s hands”. The high profile, high net-worth couple attended a private hearing in the... Read More
Since the decision in the eponymous case in 1987, courts have been using Duxbury calculations to decide on spousal maintenance between parties who want a clean break. However, as every case presents different facts and challenges, in order to understand the principle of Duxbury calculations, it’s important to look at the questions which arise... Read More
The Court of Appeal has taken the significant step in departing from the “sharing principle” established by the House of Lords in White v White in a divorce between a very successful energy trader, Julie Sharp, and her IT consultant husband.
Back in 2015, High Court judge Sir Peter Singer found that there should be a 50/50 division of the... Read More
Divorce proceedings and any financial remedy proceedings are going to be 'de-linked' and pursued separately in a move set to streamline the family court system nationwide and save weeks of delay. Under the current system, if one of the party's contests the other's application for financial remedy, all of the divorce... Read More
The hedge fund boss of a children’s charity has been ordered to pay his ex-wife’s own charity £282 million. In 2014, Sir Christopher Hohn, knighted for services to philanthropy and development, paid Jamie Cooper £337 million in their divorce settlement, at the time believed to be the biggest payout in UK legal history.
Sir Christopher Hohn... Read More
A judge has ordered American singer Mary J. Blige to pay her estranged husband Martin 'Kendu' Isaacs $30,000 per month in temporary spousal support, in the latest chapter of the pair's divorce proceedings. Mr Isaacs had previously requested a staggering $129,319 per month, after Ms Blige filed for divorce last July.
The pair met in 2000 when Mr... Read More
The rise of divorce in Hong Kong is pushing up property prices in an already sky-high housing market, local papers reported this week. This year marked the seventh for which Hong Kong has been ranked the world's most unaffordable. The city's notorious 'coffin homes' have come to epitomize cramped living conditions in a... Read More
In February of this year, the story of Graham and Maria Mills hit the headlines as the ex-wife was granted increased maintenance payments despite the ex-husband’s attempt to end them entirely. Determined to challenge spousal maintenance payments for life, Mr Mills has set up a JustGiving page to raise the funds to take his case to the Supreme... Read More
A study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh has revealed that children whose parents divorce acrimoniously are three times more susceptible to common infections up to 40 years later. It also discovered that the children of couples who divorced amicably were no more likely to have weak immune systems in adulthood than children... Read More
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