Domestic Abuse, Divorce Day, Celebrity Divorces of 23 and more: Our round-up of news for Dec 23 -Jan 24
There was a lot of news we found interesting in December & January, so we've put a few of the news posts on our Facebook and Twitter pages together and a reminder of our blogs.
From our blog:
Tying in with the UN campaign "16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence", LGFL Managing Director Rita Gupta discusses legal ways forward to help those suffering abuse on London Live TV.
If you or anyone you know are experiencing domestic violence whether self-isolating or working from home, download our new leaflet detailing organisations who can help.
National Divorce Day is a myth, but the effect of Christmas holiday tensions on already fracturing relationships is very real. Our holistic, tailored approach ensures our approach is as unique as our client's circumstances.
Our celebrity divorces roundup for 2023 including Hollywood A list actors, Prime Ministers and two princesses of pop.
And from our social media streams:
Divorce rates spike in January, as couples across the UK agree to call it quits after Christmas
A divorce can be a costly affair - and while you may be thinking about who gets the house and how to share time with the kids, pensions is also an important discussion point - but one that often gets overlooked.
Divorce day moves this year perhaps?
Suggestions on how to navigate maintaining familial ties when you split.
People will be able to use a private room and can access a phone to discreetly call for support, Nationwide Building Society said.
Pre-nups or Bank of Mum and Dad with strings attached? Article in the Times.
"I can't believe there aren't more books about first marriages failing. A lot of literature about divorce tends to be about families ending after children have grown up. I think so many are divorcing at younger ages, a it's such a taboo with such stigma”.
Round one to the estranged wife of wealthy Indonesian businessman in divorce fight.
Not just our word for it. London Loves Business suggests it too.
Age discrimination on divorce?
“Discrimination claims were dismissed after the tribunal ruled that it was actually her who left the marriage and that Mr Belson’s new girlfriend is in fact older than her.”
99-year-old man divorced wife of 70 years after finding secret love letters from affair she had 60 years ago
Divorcing after 70 years of marriage- yes 70!
More training for magistrates required?
"There was no huge moment. No Big Bang. It was 3pm on an average Tuesday afternoon when my husband Matt and I decided to go our separate ways".
For summarising or administrative tasks, the guidance states that judges may find AI tools useful. Sir Geoffrey Vos, Master of the Rolls and the country’s second most senior judge, added that AI provides “great opportunities for the justice system”, and the potential to help develop “a better, quicker and more cost-effective digital justice”.
The trend of “tradwife” - or "traditional wife" - videos on Tik-Tok.
Something many divorced parents find hard to deal with.
One of the most daunting challenges for couples—whether married or going through a divorce—is navigating the complexities of mental health disorders. The stress of marriage and child-rearing, even for the emotionally stable, becomes astronomically harder when coupled with mental health issues.