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All you glorious silver foxes and vixens out there are bucking the trend!

Amanda Rimmer
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According to new figures released about our personal lives, not only are baby boomers commanding an ever greater share of the population – their number has risen by 20 per cent, living longer and taking the place of the existing ‘silver...

Woman 'condemned to loveless marriage' appeals to Supreme Court over divorce

Amanda Rimmer
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A woman who claims she has been ‘condemned to a loveless marriage’ by the UK courts will take her case to the Supreme Court in a bid to divorce her husband of 40 years. Tini Owens, 66, previously failed in her attempts to divorce Hugh...

Dividing assets after divorce: a problem best met 'head on'

Amanda Rimmer
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Making good decisions when you are in the midst of life changing events isn’t easy - particularly when you’re trying to make the most of a difficult situation. Physically separating is one thing but when is a good time to divide your...

How short is a short marriage?

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How long is a short marriage and how should the assets be divided? The first has not been answered but the second has – effectively, with fairness.  Yesterday guidance was provided by the Court of Appeal on how it may be possible to divide...

How much is too much in divorce proceedings?

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How much is too much, when paying for lawyers in financial proceedings?   The starting point for anybody in dispute about the division of assets following divorce - and considering going to court to fight about it - is to ask that very question....

Connected and contented? Secrets and suspicion make social media a potential relationship minefield

Amanda Rimmer
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The world has been overtaken by social media, Facebook, Skype, Snapchat, Twitter and – apparently – ‘WhatsApp’. Today, many people’s personal lives are being played out publicly, marriages, separations and divorces. There...

Understanding forms of domestic abuse

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One woman in four and one man in six in the UK will be a victim of domestic violence during their lifetime, according to research. Before knowing how to deal with instances of domestic abuse it is important to have a reminder of what it is or can be. ...

'Unhappiness' not sufficient grounds for divorce

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You may have heard about the case of Mrs Owens who has been denied a divorce by the Court of Appeal. She said that the decision had left her trapped in a loveless marriage and you would be forgiven for wondering how such a situation was possible –...

Bad behaviour as grounds for divorce

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How badly does your ex have to behave to justify you getting extra money from them or a bigger share of the assets when you separate? In many relationship breakdowns - unfortunately – there are allegations and counter allegations about behaviour....

Making a Will in divorce proceedings

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Making a Will isn’t the most exciting subject. And separating and thinking about death is a combination must people don’t want to think about. But ignore it at your peril and here’s some examples why. Anne (not her real name) came...

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