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Guest blog: A Divorce Consultant’s Views on the No Fault Divorce Campaign

July 23, 2018 Speech Box

Rhiannon Ford, a Divorce Consultant & Coach explores her views on the No Fault Divorce Campaign Having previously worked as a divorce solicitor, I now run a divorce consultancy service. I provide guidance and support to individuals, both men and Read more …

Civil partnerships for all (or for no one)?

July 5, 2018 Speech Box

At the end of June 2018 the Supreme Court handed down a judgment saying that heterosexual couples should have the same right as same sex couples to enter into civil partnerships. Since December 2005 same sex couples have had the Read more …

Big Money Divorces continued …

June 4, 2018 Speech Box

There were articles in the press recently about the rather large order made in the case of Camilla and Gerard Versteegh. The husband is described as “a property tycoon” as well as in the initial proceedings heard before Sir Peter Read more …

BBC1’s The Split – Episode 1

May 1, 2018 Speech Box

I have promised myself that I will watch each episode of The Split, BBC1’s shiny new legal drama diligently, try hard not to fault the actual legal bits they get wrong, and blog non-legalistically about it all, so here goes. Read more …

Can you share in your partner’s future bonuses on divorce?

April 23, 2018 Speech Box

Those of us who commute on a regular basis may have seen the article appearing in the Metro on Thursday, 12 April, bearing the dramatic headline “Tycoon’s ex fails to grab a share of his future cash”. I always love Read more …

Child Maintenance Bill 2017-19

April 18, 2018 Speech Box

This can only be a good thing and I will be watching its progress! Child Maintenance (Assessment of Parents’ Income) Bill 2017-19 https://services.parliament.uk/bills/2017-19/childmaintenanceassessmentofparentsincome.html  

How does divorce impact the finances of those over 50?

March 15, 2018 Speech Box

We have seen an increasing number of older couples getting divorced which seems to be down to a few reasons, such as the increasing financial independence of women and the reduced stigma attached to divorce. Another factor is no doubt Read more …

Russian billionaire appeals against English court’s highest divorce award

March 8, 2018 Speech Box

A Russian billionaire has appealed to the Court of Appeal against an order that the husband pay his former wife £453m. It is believed that the award is the highest made in an English divorce case. The Judge had found Read more …

Child abduction and unlawful retention

February 22, 2018 Speech Box

This Valentine’s Day the court of appeal has handed down an appeal on an interesting children’s case relating to the question of child abduction. In this case a married couple lived in Australia with their two children. At the end Read more …

Domestic abuse – what is it?

February 6, 2018 Speech Box

We are all accustomed to thinking of physical abuse when the term domestic violence is used. The stereotypical black eye comes to mind, but since 2015 the definition of domestic abuse has been expanded for the first time, criminalising non-physical Read more …