Latest News

RSS My blog

  • The connect between hard times and litigation November 6, 2018
    You see it every time, yet whenever it happens, it catches people off-guard. Economic sluggishness has a habit of exerting pressure in systems, both professional and personal, as ties come under strain and misunderstandings blow up into the open. Litigation cases spike regardless of the issue, and litigators capitalise on this phenomena. Often, this comes […]
  • Removing blame from divorce will make it easier for separating couples to achieve a settlement November 6, 2018
    There seems little doubt the case of Owens v Owens provided a catalyst to a movement for change that has become unstoppable. And, whilst this well-publicised case shone the brightest oflights on the absurd situation that currently hurls myriad obstacles in the wayof ending an unhappy marriage, it is pleasing to learn that the objective […]
  • Why divorce rates are falling November 6, 2018
    Recent data tells us that from 2008 – 2016 divorce rates in the United States declined by approximately 18%. This decline cuts against a decades-long steady increase in the percentage of people getting divorced. Even more interesting is that at a time when divorce has never been so widely accepted, the rates of divorce are […]
  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner to share custody of kids in divorce deal November 6, 2018
    BEN Affleck and Jennifer Garner have agreed to share custody of their three children in their final divorce deal. The pair split after ten years in 2015 but left things on good terms, and will now co-parent Violet, 12, Seraphina, nine, and Samuel, six. Getty - Contributor Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have agreed joint custody […]
  • Zodiac Signs Who Missed The Signs Of Divorce Vs. Those Who Initiate It November 6, 2018
    Are you the first one to admit when your marriage is over? Some people just don't see the divorce coming, and then there are those who plan the demise of their marriage for years.  Being in a relationship when you know it's over is a hard realization to come to. Maybe you've known for a […]
  • Law Commission recommends sweeping changes to divorce laws November 6, 2018
    The Law Commission has come up with some proposals to revamp the 42-year-old law governing divorce, one that currently says split the assets in half. The Commission said the family home should no longer always be split 50-50. If for example one partner owned the home before the relationship started, then only the increase in […]
  • Why Divorce Feels Like a Death November 6, 2018
    Mariah thought, that once the divorce papers were signed, everything would be better and she would finally feel relief. But she didn’t. Somehow, unexpected emotions of remorse, sadness, and guilt piled on top of bitterness, resentment, and frustration intensified. Her confusion caused her to wonder if she made a mistake. She relived the marriage and […]
  • Ant McPartlin ‘told off’ by judge for not turning up to divorce hearing as he ‘walks dog instead’ November 6, 2018
    Ant McPartlin reportedly failed to make his divorce hearing (Picture: Splash News) Ant McPartlin was reportedly told off by a judge after he failed to show up to his own divorce hearing. The 42-year-old is said to have been called out for his absence by Mr Justice Mostyn and allegedly told that he couldn’t use […]
  • Meghan Markle made her first husband sign a ‘pregnancy contract’ so he would pay for a personal trai… November 4, 2018
    MEGHAN Markle reportedly made her first husband sign a "pregnancy contract" so he would pay for a personal trainer so she could stay in shape if she gave birth. According to reports, the actress was concerned about her appearance so she made Trevor Engelson pay for a nutritionist and nanny if they had kids. Getty […]
  • Unmarried couples entitlements and cohabitation agreements November 2, 2018
    How do cohabitants rights differ to that of a married couple/civil partnership? On a divorce or dissolution, married couples/civil partners have a right to a fair share of any assets that they own, and the Court will have discretion to consider the circumstances and history of the relationship to make an order which includes, for […]
  • A Fair Divorce is NOT a Legal Process November 2, 2018
    Divorce ought to be a process of uncoupling and physical separation with a legal component, among others. October 29, 2018 by Sinta Ebersohn 4 Comments — Divorce should not be an unfair legal process. It ought to be a process of un-coupling and physical separation with among others, a legal component. What happens to us when […]
  • Leaders in Law 2018: Asking Insurers to Pay For Defense of Litigation November 1, 2018
    Liability insurance can help companies decrease the financial burden of litigation. When an insurer agrees to participate in the defense of litigation there are certain practical points that all insureds should keep in mind to maximize their protection. For example, if a company’s insurer agrees to defend it without any “reservation of right,” meaning that […]
  • Warning over Civil Liability Bill litigation risk October 31, 2018
    Dixon: Government doesn’t care about injured people The government will need to fill in the detail of the Civil Liability Bill carefully to avoid a new outbreak of litigation because of claimants trying to “game the system”, a leading defendant law firm has cautioned. However, claimant lawyers have promised to keep fighting over the secondary […]
  • Expert Insights: What Impacts Will Cybersecurity Have for Business Litigation? October 30, 2018
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 In honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we have connected with Roger Nebel— an IMS Elite Expert in the cybersecurity industry— to learn more about how cybersecurity is affecting business litigation, and what attorneys should be aware of regarding cybersecurity.   IMS: What should attorneys be aware of for cybersecurity in […]
  • Reform and the future of family justice: where is the court modernisation programme heading? October 20, 2018
    This robust case management is facilitated by four rigorously enforced principles. The first is the guiding principle that what is to be done is confined to what is ‘necessary’ to enable the court to decide the case fairly and justly. That test determines what issues the court will decide, what witnesses (including expert witnesses) will […]
  • Lisa Armstrong pictured beaming from ear to ear days after divorce from Ant McPartlin October 20, 2018
    Lisa was all smiles on her outing (Picture: JAMESON / BACKGRID) Lisa Armstrong’s divorce from Ant McPartlin was made official this week – and she couldn’t look happier about it. The make-up artist was all smiles as she left her home, two days after she and Ant were granted a decree nisi to end their […]
  • We filed for divorce but what about my share of the pension? October 20, 2018
    Need to know: Greater pension benefits often accrue in the male’s name. However, there are structures in place to assist spouses with lesser contributions. We filed for divorce but what about my share of the pension? Q: After several years of trial separation, my husband and I, both in our early 50s, have decided […]
  • 4 Reasons Why People Can’t See Divorce Coming Until It’s Too Late October 20, 2018
    It shouldn’t be a surprise. Divorce can be such an eye-opening reality for so many married couples, but you still hear stories of people who say they were completely shocked when their spouse asked for a separation. When you’re looking from the outside in, it can be hard to wrap your head around this. How […]
  • Billionaire Learns You Only Divorce Once in $585 Million Fight October 20, 2018
    A Russian billionaire fighting one of the largest divorce payouts in U.K. history lost a Moscow court case where he was trying to prove that his marriage had been dissolved 16 years earlier. Farkhad Akhmedov was ordered to pay his wife Tatiana Akhmedova more than 450 million pounds ($585 million) following a London trial that […]
  • One Horizon Group and Shareholder Zhanming Wu Execute Settlement Agreement Resolving All Litigation October 17, 2018
    LONDON, Oct. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — One Horizon Group (NASDAQ: OHGI) is pleased to report that OHGI, its Directors and shareholder Zhanming Wu have entered into a Settlement Agreement in connection with the actions commenced by Mr. Wu. The Agreement provides for the immediate cessation of all litigation activities. Pursuant to the terms of […]