Statistics, valentines and well-being: Our round-up of news for February 2024

There was a lot of news we found interesting in February 2024, so we've put a few of the news posts on our LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter pages together and a reminder of our blogs.

From our blog:

Are less people getting divorced? What the stats really reveal


The most recent statistics for summer 2023 show divorce rates falling, but what is the bigger picture? Director Rita Gupta looks at the reality behind the stats



Valentine’s Day and divorce: how to manage unexpected news


It's never a good time of year to discover partner wants a divorce, especially if the news comes as a complete surprise. However, the commercial juggernaut of Valentine's Day can make it feel worse. That's why you need to take early legal advice if your spouse wants to divorce, and why it can help you cope with the rollercoaster of emotions.



Looking after No1: divorce and wellbeing


LGFL Director Rita Gupta and Registered Nutritionist Kay Kaur discuss the impact divorce can have on our physical wellbeing, and the importance of looking after ourselves.



And from our social media streams:


Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's divorce development

Seven years after Angela filed for divorce from Brad - with whom she shares six children - the pair appear to be close to dissolving their marriage after they both finally submitted their financial documents.


How a Prenup Could Make Marriage Less Stressful the Second Time Around

Prenuptial discussions often increase understanding between the couple about goals, aspirations, and security.


Divorced women see their household income drop twice as much as divorced men

These are concerning figures: "Divorced women see their household income drop twice as much as divorced men"


Pensions and divorce: Why financial advice is a 'game changer'

Talking to a financial adviser helps achieve fair outcomes


House of Lords considers ban on unregulated psychologists’ assessments of domestic abuse victims

The House of Lords has been considering amendments to the Victims and Prisoners Bill, many of which would, if approved, affect family proceedings once the legislation is introduced.


How to get your finances back on track following divorce

There can be a lot to navigate financially when a couple parts ways.


The Divorce Gap – women see their household income drop twice as much as men, following divorce

Women see their household income fall by 41%, compared to men (21%) in the year following a divorce.


High Court: Parties can continue to live together after decree of divorce

Irish court understand the family predicament: granting a divorce though the couple will remain living in the same house.

“a solution that will minimise stress and upheaval in a family where the mother has a serious illness”.


Sanctioned Russian oligarch wins appeal in multibillion-dollar London divorce battle

London as 'divorce capital of the world' may be in for a change.


7 Emotions: How It May Feel to Decide to Divorce

"The decision to divorce is a personal and deeply emotional experience. There is a common misperception that the person who decides to divorce doesn’t suffer from the decision."


17 Divorced People Who Remarried Their Ex Revealed What Actually Happened After

Married, divorced and married again - couples tell how it went.


Can you have a friendly divorce?

"Using one lawyer for both of us helped remove the mud slinging"