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  • Forum Magazine: Is Litigation Finance Now Getting the Attention of the Legal Industry? June 21, 2018
    Litigation finance has been around for a while, but now it may be getting harder for the legal industry to ignore. The practice generally involves a funding group agreeing to provide capital or assume expenses of a litigation matter in return for a piece of the settlement or award once the case is finished. Proponents […]
  • Unreasonable behaviour: Owens v Owens highlights that divorce law is no longer fit for purpose June 20, 2018
    Offering no defence Over the years, a practice has developed whereby unreasonable behaviour divorce petitions are often drafted citing the minimum detail of behaviour required in order to obtain the divorce. A respondent to an unreasonable divorce petition is entitled, in their acknowledgment, to deny the truth of all of the allegations of unreasonable behaviour […]
  • Wondering How To Survive Divorce? Here’s The Key June 20, 2018
    This is a guest post by Divorce Recovery Coach, Shannon McGorry. McGorry, who personally went through a divorce talks about the moment she figured out how  to survive divorce, and offers that advice to you. So much of this post is in sync with my feelings on how to not only survive divorce, but to […]
  • The Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill and the impact on financial planning June 19, 2018
    The Technical team at Prudential explore the Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill and the impact on financial planning. The Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill passed through its second reading in the House of Lords in January 2017. No date has yet been set for Committee stage but what impact might this Bill have especially in relation to […]
  • 3 Tips For Breaking The News About Your Divorce To Your Children June 19, 2018
    Getting a divorce in any situation can be challenging. However, if you and your spouse have children together, especially young children, divorcing can quickly become even more complicated and difficult. To help set the tone for the entire divorce process, you and your spouse are going to want to ensure that you initially break the […]
  • How divorce impacts children June 19, 2018
    At times for couples, marriage misunderstandings can culminate into divorce, forgetting about the welfare of their children. When it comes to divorce, most couples always think first of what each other would either get or lose after the break-up. The hatred and intense dislike for each other overpower their minds to the extent that children […]
  • Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt’s Custody Agreement Motivated Exes To Communicate Amid Divorce June 19, 2018
    The new custody agreement in place for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s kids has managed to open a line of communication between the exes. After splitting in 2016, the former actors have been struggling to reach a proper custody arrangement. However, a judge’s ruling in their battle has motivated the actress to work with her […]
  • Want to Survive Your Divorce? Try These 5 Things June 19, 2018
    The truth is things will probably get worse before they get better. That’s how divorce goes.   Each week, I get emails from readers going through a divorce. As I read their words, I can feel their pain. Regardless of who initiates it, divorce is painful. If children are involved, it can be exponentially more […]
  • Divorce affects retirement standard of living June 19, 2018
    Splitting the assets in a defined benefit plan also results in loss of wealth for a spouse who would have received more money had the marriage stayed intact until the earner’s retirement,. (Photo: Fotolia) Divorce is a messy, costly business—and it can damage both spouses financially for far longer than the immediate period surrounding their […]
  • 15 Survival Tips For Those Going Through A Divorce June 19, 2018
    From a recently separated reader:  I’m going through a divorce after 21 years of marriage Will I survive this? I felt strong until we sold our house and I actually moved out. I’m sick, sad, and very depressed. I don’t know who I am without him and I don’t know how to be single and […]
  • Texas man shot his estranged wife in the face after she filed for divorce June 19, 2018
    As Kenny Martin hid in the dark shadows of his garage, he could hear his wife Linda talking to a man. He had a gut feeling and his worst fears were realised when he stepped out for a better look. Kenny saw Linda passionately kissing her toyboy lover, Jason Hitt. Unable to control himself, Kenny […]
  • Lord Chief Justice hails potential of big data and AI to reduce litigation and promote settlement June 12, 2018
    Lord Chief Justice hails potential of big data and AI to reduce litigation and promote settlement Burnett: AI transformative technology The Lord Chief Justice has called the ability of computers to use big data to predict outcomes “one of the most exciting developments of the age” and forecast the technology would be used to prevent […]
  • Managing the medical malpractice litigation rush June 12, 2018
    RANDS AND SENSE You will have read of the enormous pressure placed on the public and private healthcare sectors by an ever-increasing number of medical malpractice claims and quantum of awards – or settlements of those claims. The contingent liability of the provincial health departments for medical malpractice claims is astounding, running into billions of […]
  • The Evolving Regulatory Landscape For Litigation Finance June 9, 2018
    Litigation finance is booming. And as lawyers well know, with great expansion comes great… regulation. At last week’s most interesting conference on litigation finance, hosted by IMN, I learned about the latest developments at a panel entitled “Regulatory, Ethical, and Court-imposed Restrictions on Litigation Finance.” Moderator Daniel Saval, partner at Kobre & Kim, opened by […]
  • The Impact of the GDPR on Litigation Support Services, Part II June 9, 2018
    This is part two of a two-part article on how implementation of the GDPR in the EU will affect U.S. litigation and the delivery of litigation support services in the United States. Part 1 provided an overview of the legal framework of the GDPR and the most relevant provisions of the GDPR affecting U.S. litigation. […]
  • 5 Myths About Litigation Finance June 9, 2018
    If you’re not familiar with how litigation finance works, you should fix that — fast. Litigation finance is growing dramatically in popularity and importance, and both litigators and transactional attorneys need to understand it — and what it means for the legal industry. Despite the boom in litigation finance in recent years, many legal and […]
  • A Russian Oligarch’s $500 Million Yacht Is in the Middle of Britain’s Costliest Divorce June 7, 2018
    She’s also startled by Mr. Akhmedov’s campaign to keep her from pocketing one cent of his $1.4 billion fortune, most of which he earned selling his stake in a Siberian energy company called Northgas. Contrary to popular assumptions, she said, she needs the money. She is living off a lump sum provided to her by […]
  • How To Stay Friends After Divorce — And Keep Your Family Together June 7, 2018
    Written by a child of divorce, who witnessed true friendship after divorce first-hand. For my parents, the spark went out after 18 years of marriage. But just because they’re not “together” doesn’t mean they can never be together in the same room. Sure, my parents get on each other’s nerves on occasion, but they still […]
  • Social media: its role in divorce and associated pitfalls June 3, 2018
    During divorce Social media can be a very disruptive and harmful tool when going through a break-up. Many people are oblivious to the fact that social media posts are public documents, admissible in court and can cause potentially significant harm to their case during dissolution proceedings. Divorce can be a highly stressful and emotional time. […]
  • Post-Divorce Health May Suffer from Smoking, Less Physical Activity June 3, 2018
    Emerging research finds that divorce may impact physical and emotional health. A new study by the University of Arizona suggest two possible culprits for poor health after divorce: a greater likelihood of smoking and lower levels of physical activity. “We were trying to fill in the gap of evidence linking marital status and early mortality,” said […]