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The most expensive divorce in history

11 Jan 2019

The world will now see the most expensive divorce in history. The Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife are to divorce after 25 years of marriage. The founder and CEO of US online retail empire Amazon is the world's richest man, worth $137bn (£107bn). Mr Bezos has claimed in his Twitter…

Divorced women over 50 left behind with pension value by £100,000

09 Jan 2019

Divorced women over 50 end up with pensions worth £100,000 less than their ex partners The press has recently reported that divorced women over 50 end up with pensions worth £100,000 less than their ex-partners. This is very worrying, but unfortunately this is something that is often…

Ministry of Justice proposal to test a 6 months wait for Divorce

19 Dec 2018

The Ministry of Justice wants to test a minimum six-month wait for a Decree Absolute to be granted. The basis of this is that the Ministry of Justice thinks this will allow a sufficient period for most couples to consider the implications of divorce and reach a practical agreement on arrangements whilst…

Maintenance within Financial Remedy Proceedings

19 Dec 2018

A wife challenged a recent Court of Appeal decision to end periodic payments from her ex-husband. The Supreme Court confirmed it's refusal for permission to appeal because the application did not raise an arguable point of law. The decision means family lawyers will have to wait for further…

"DIVORCE DAY": is it a Myth?

13 Dec 2018

The first working Monday of the New Year has been dubbed "Divorce Day" by the press, as it is claimed to be the busiest day of the year for family lawyers, with unhappy couples queuing up to formally end their marriage - but is this just a myth? Whilst the idea of people queuing up to end…

Divorce and Finances

15 Apr 2018

Everybody's experience when divorcing is different. It is impossible to compare a friend or relative's divorce outcome with that of your own, as circumstances will be different. However, in all divorces, how the husband and wife act could influence the settlement and how fair it is.…

Dotting the I's and Crossing the T's

22 Dec 2016

It is always nice to hear, when a Divorcing Couple can reach agreement between the two of them without any animosity or even having to involve Courts and Solicitors along the way. The advantages are clear. Both parties save legal fees, there is less acrimony and fallings out, and hopefully it will mean…

Romance vs Practicality

21 Jun 2016

We all like reading about celebrity divorces, not least because of the large amount of noughts after the value of their assets. We like to read about their properties, multi-million pound apartments in London, Los Angeles, New York, not to mention the costs of running their households with nannies,…

Last Christmas before you Divorce?

29 Dec 2015

If you have simply run the Christmas errands because that is what is expected, or making efforts to put on a brave face in case Christmas celebrations would be miserable for everyone, then please be aware that you were not alone. It is not surprising that every year January is our busiest time as…

Breaking up is hard to do

18 Oct 2015

Family Solicitor Donna Amos provides answers to the questions she faces most regularly about family separations. Q - My son separated from his wife and she will not allow us to see our grandson. Before they separated our grandson stayed over at our house and came on holidays with us. Do we have…

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