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  • Commentary: Here’s what youths say helped them cope with their parents’ divorce – CNA November 9, 2019
    LIVERPOOL: When parents separate or get divorced, it inevitably disrupts the lives of children, and can take a toll on their mental well-being.  Over time, children learn to accommodate the changes – some more successfully than others. It’s estimated that one in three children under the age of 16 in the UK experience their parents’ […]
  • Legal Review: Why court-cutting mediation is gaining popularity – The Scotsman November 7, 2019
    For a variety of reasons, Scotland lags behind many other nations when it comes to the use of mediation to resolve disputes, despite the substantial cost and time that often comes with litigation. In Scotland, rather than seeing litigation as a last resort to resolving disputes, it is the route many people decide to take […]
  • New RBS boss Alison Rose facing tough job to revive troubled bank  November 6, 2019
    Alison Rose might be celebrating her new job as boss of Royal Bank of Scotland, but she faces an uphill struggle. The 49-year-old, who is due to start next week, days before her 50th birthday, has the unenviable task of turning around the taxpayer-backed bank's sluggish performance and boosting its share price to a level […]
  • Wedding Vows – 2.0 – Divorce-Proof Your Next (or Upcoming) Marriage – Thrive Global November 5, 2019
    Do you promise to love, honor and cherish each other, yadda, yadda yadda? Yeah right! One or more of those can easily be casualties during the wedding preparations even before you’ve tied the knot. Maybe it’s time for a Wedding Vow makeover. How about this? (It also works for business partnerships) “When an inevitable conflict […]
  • Legal finance could transform the way construction firms manage litigation – Construction News November 3, 2019
    Legal disputes in the construction industry are, unfortunately, a fact of life, and the higher the stakes, the more damaging – and costly – they can be. The collapse last year of UK contractor Carillion brought many of the difficult challenges faced by the construction industry to light. Despite operating in a high-risk environment, construction […]
  • How to Protect Your Small Business from Litigation: 6 Ways November 2, 2019
    When you are running a small business, one of the biggest threats you can face is litigation. As a small business owner, it is just not possible for you to know everything, and that’s where many business owners end up getting into trouble. So, if you have a small business and want to protect it […]
  • We speak to the men documenting their divorces on TikTok – British GQ October 29, 2019
    When 22-year old lumber worker Garet got married after four years of dating, he never expected to be a single dad in a matter of months. “It started going downhill after one year,” he tells me, “and we got divorced just after.” With extra free time on his hands and looking to spend more time […]
  • ‘Government needs to do more to improve the welfare of separated families’ – Family Law Week October 29, 2019
    Home > News Social Security Advisory Committee publishes report A new report published by the Social Security Advisory Committee highlights steps needed to improve the welfare of separated parents and their children. There are 2.5 million separated families, including 3.9 million children, in Great Britain. The report considers the experience of separated parents and their […]
  • A Comparative View Of Access To Justice From A South African And UK Perspective – Litigation, Mediat… October 29, 2019
    Co-authored by James Morrison, Ashfords LLP Access to justice as a corner stone of the legal profession is recognised as a basic human right in most jurisdictions. It is synonymous with effective access to courts and recognises that everyone is entitled to the protection and effective enforcement of the law. The barriers to access to […]
  • Multiple charges for armed man who held wife after being served with divorce papers, deputies say October 29, 2019
    Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- A Columbia County man is being hit with a multitude of charges after he was served with divorce papers that made him angry enough to hold his wife at gunpoint. According to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Gary Pettus is being charged with weapons possession, false […]
  • Marriage Story Movie Review: Adam Driver-Scarlett Johansson Bring Alive the Pain of a Separating Cou… October 29, 2019
    Marriage Story Cast: Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern Director: Noah Baumbach In an ideal world, when two people fall in love and get married, they stay married. But since this is not an ideal world and it is only human to run out of love, how do you navigate a decision that can change […]
  • Dispute Resolution: How Landlords Can Manage the Risk of Litigation in a Cost Effective Way – Lexolo… October 29, 2019
    While dealing with arrears of rent is a well-worn path for landlords, where a tenant of a commercial property is in breach of its lease for any reason other than the non-payment of rent, the process is not so straightforward. First, a landlord is obliged to issue a notice before taking any enforcement action. The […]
  • Private club and hotels owner Soho House raises $100m to help fund expansion around globe October 29, 2019
    Private club and hotels owner Soho House raises $100m to help fund expansion around globe By City & Finance Reporter for the Daily Mail Published: 21:53, 28 October 2019 | Updated: 21:53, 28 October 2019 Private club and hotels owner Soho House has raised $100m (£78m) to help fund its expansion around the globe. The […]
  • Man wants divorce after wife stops taking birth control and gets pregnant October 26, 2019
    A man revealed on Reddit that he is asking his wife to get an abortion or divorce after she lied about being on birth control and fell pregnant. The man has sparked a huge reaction online when he asked other Reddit users if he would be "the a**hole for possibly divorcing her over this, or […]
  • Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Face One Major Problem In The Divorce Proceedings And $10 Million Canno… October 25, 2019
    The divorce between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is still underway, even though it has been quite a while since they initially decided to split up. And according to recent reports, there is one major thing left on the table before the two could part ways legally. More specifically, their chateau in France is still […]
  • Ask Allison: 'Is divorce always harmful to children?' October 24, 2019
    Have you talked to your wife about how you feel? Ask Allison: 'Is divorce always harmful to children?' Q Is separation always damaging for children? I am married with two small children and have been with my wife for 15 years. To be honest, I got married mainly because everyone else did. I was […]
  • 8 Pieces of Rock ‘n’ Roll Divorce Wisdom October 22, 2019
    The pain of divorce expressed beautifully in this song. Source: Photo by Trinity Kubassek from Pexels I heard this song, “When You Love Someone,” on the radio today on a pop music station. I found the song very moving and accurate.  It reflected some of the thoughts I experienced during my divorce.  I thought to […]
  • A look at family businesses and divorce October 21, 2019
    AS a family lawyer, I see many married couples that combine their business and personal lives by setting up a business together, or by bringing their spouse into their existing business. Sharing the fruits can be mutually beneficial, but what happens to the business if the marriage ends? Sometimes the couple can continue to run […]
  • Emotion and litigation: new survey assesses impact of disputes on clients’ mental health October 20, 2019
    People going through divorce or dealing with family law issues reluctant to seek help despite showing clear signs of mental health problems. The majority of people going through divorce or dealing with family issues such as access to children are reluctant to seek help for mental health issues despite often showing clear signs of distress, […]
  • City firms set for drinking crackdown after tribunal finding October 18, 2019
    City firms will this week review policies on alcohol consumption and even relationships between staff, as the profession comes to terms with an unprecedented tribunal finding in the case of a former partner at magic circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.  Last week’s decision is believed to be the first time the tribunal has found misconduct […]


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