Celebrities,’No-fault’ divorce is coming and more: Our round-up of news for March 2022

If you missed what we’ve been sharing this month, here’s a round up of our blogs and some of the news posts on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

From our blog:

Celebrity divorces 2021: Instagram, infidelity and indignation


How celebrity couples announced their divorces on social media in 2021, from "“By mutual agreement  to "This labyrinth of grief".



No fault divorce is coming - 5 things you need to know


Five key changes in the new no fault divorce process that you need to know about before it comes in effect on 6th April 2022.







From our social media:


Elon Musk and James Franco among celebrities to testify in Johnny Depp and Amber Heard court case

The Depp / Heard saga continues!


MoJ extends 30 Nightingale courtrooms - but will close 22

The Ministry of Justice has announced it is extending 30 Nightingale courtrooms for another year – but closing 22 including four at its own headquarters – as part of continued efforts to bring down the court backlog.


Drew Barrymore on the hardest part of co-parenting with ex Will Kopelman

Drew Barrymore has said the hardest part of co-parenting with her ex Will Kopelman is that she misses her children when they’re away.


Nicola Walker has fans sobbing in The Split series three trailer

It's going to be a traumatic Split coming up.

The BBC has released a brand new trailer for the highly-anticipated upcoming series of The Split - and fans are in tears.


Outdoor weddings and civil partnerships will be allowed after Covid, say UK Government

The temporary measures for outdoor weddings will now be permanent from April. Now for the fairytale wedding all the brides and grooms need is guaranteed sunshine! (and perhaps a pre-nup).


Unfairly prosecuted for helping my abusive ex

"It's not in the public interest to prosecute victims of domestic abuse, who have been coerced or forced into committing an offence, it simply shouldn't happen."


How to spot the software that could be spying on you

Stalkerware is commercially available software that's used to spy on another person via their device without their consent.


Empathy and sensitivity: the new approach for no-fault divorce

Rita's new guest blog for The Law Society is now live.


Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed denied responsibility of his children after court finds he abused his wife.

A British judge has ruled that Sheikh Mohammed's "coercive and controlling behaviour" towards his sixth wife, Princess Haya, means he must lose responsibility for their two children.


Don't include personal attacks in statements, family judge urges solicitors

Family Court judge makes public plea for parties to stop using section 25 statements to make personal attacks on former partner.


DWP called to intervene in divorced womens’ underpaid pensions

The bill, which was brought by Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Green, is looking to “expand the scope of the legal entitlements and administrative practice exercise to correct state pension underpayments to include underpayments to divorced women”.


Kelly Clarkson will pay ex-busband Brandon Blackstock over $1.3 million in divorce settlement

Kelly Clarkson will pay her ex-husband $1.3 million as part of their divorce settlement, plus monthly child support payments.


More couples seeking post-nups to secure inheritance

"A court will take account of a post-nup where each spouse has entered into it freely, understanding what it means. There will need to have been full financial disclosure, with both sides taking independent legal advice. A post-nup does not oust the judge’s decision making as they are not legally binding, but they are persuasive and courts will follow them"


Divorce figures fell in 2020 as couples put on a united front during pandemic

The number of divorces fell during the pandemic as couples spent lockdown focussed on homeschooling and other Covid concerns.


Melinda Gates addresses her divorce from Bill Gates for the first time in new tell-all interview

Melinda Gates is speaking candidly about the end of her marriage to Bill Gates for the first time in a new tell-all interview with Gayle King.


Kim Kardashian declared legally single in divorce with Ye

"I believe that the court terminating our marital status will help Kanye to accept that our marital relationship is over."