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Statistics reveal data on same-sex divorce and dropping divorce rates in...

ONS published statistics on divorces in England and Wales in 2015, revealing that divorce rates continue to drop and the first data on same-sex divorce... Read More

Janet Jackson and multi-millionaire husband begin divorce proceedings in the High...

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... Read More

Are your Dux in a row? What case law can teach...

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.... Read More

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Statistics reveal data on same-sex divorce and dropping divorce rates in 2015

ONS published statistics on divorces in England and Wales in 2015, revealing that divorce rates continue to drop and the first data on same-sex divorce... Read More
Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson and multi-millionaire husband begin divorce proceedings in the High Court

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... Read More
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Are your Dux in a row? What case law can teach us about Duxbury...

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.... Read More
Royal Courts of Justice

Court of Appeal departs from equal sharing principle for successful business woman

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 [2001] in a divorce between a very successful energy trader, Julie Sharp, and her IT consultant husband... Read More

Divorce proceedings and financial disputes to be separated

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... Read More
Jamie Cooper

Sir Christopher Hohn to pay ex-wife’s charity £282m in landmark ruling

The hedge fund boss of a children’s charity has been ordered to pay his ex-wife’s own charity £282 million.... Read More

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