Divorce settlements and legal rankings: Our round-up of news for October 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:
Our new article explains how the independent UK Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners legal directories help you choose the right legal team for your next family law matter or divorce.
The new Chambers UK 2023 edition is now live, and we are delighted that:
LGFL retains its position as a Band 2 firm in Reading and surrounds for Family/Matrimonial law.
Rita Gupta retains her individual ranking as Band 3
"Rita is tenacious and hardworking, putting her clients first and working to achieve the best result."
Anne increases her individual ranking to Band 2
"I cannot speak highly enough of Anne. She’s knowledgeable, rational, calm and collected.”
The 2023 Chambers reviews also highlight the:
“All of the support team members were supportive and effective.”
The Goddard-Watts case shows the importance of full and frank disclosure of your financial information both at the start and during your divorce proceedings.
From our social media:
The difficulties of joint parenting when vaccines come and go.
The pair both posted statements on their Instagram stories confirming their separation.
"We arrived at this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together," Brady said.
"‘Facing a cost of living crisis without adequate government support is nothing less than state-sanctioned economic abuse, aiding and abetting abusers to rob victims of their freedom,’ campaigner says"
Divorce can be catching, and if those around you are separating it makes me feel that I should be on my guard
One would hope they could agree on when the marriage ended.
The Irish are taking their time to marry.
We're not the only species to divorce.
Another effect from the change in mortgage rates.
An acrimonious split between Italy’s version of Posh and Becks has the country transfixed as the once golden couple engage in battle over designer handbags, Rolexes, shoes and new lovers
Eddie Murphy ‘agrees to pay Mel B extra $10,000 child support’ for 15-year-old daughter after singer’s income ‘dramatically reduced’
It is reported that Murphy will now pay $35,000 in monthly child support to Mel.
The pair dated for nine months in 2006.
"We took the pictures in advance. So it looks like I was there but I wasn't.“ So determined was Sierra Leone international Mohamed Buya Turay to make an impact with his new Swedish club that he missed his own wedding in July to join Malmo's pre-season training.
Unmarried parents urged to review parental responsibility laws following a rise in births by unmarried mums
“Given that unmarried couples do not have the same rights, this can lead to further difficulties, it is always best practice to seek legal support from an experienced family law team if there is any uncertainty surrounding the issues discussed.”
Be careful if you live in Guildford
"With divorce applications reaching a decade high some legal experts have suggested couples may put the brakes on their divorces, due to the rising cost-of-living."
Exhausted by their many unsuccessful attempts to get their men to change, women were filing for divorce and leaving their marriages in droves. Plus, there were striking similarities in these marriages that ended in divorce.
Let's hear it for the girls in Law. The High Court judges in Australia now are 4:3 women to men!
Communication holds marriages together. It's different when you divorce.
This comes after a high-profile case – which was reported in national news – saw a mother lose custody of her child after the count appointed an expert, Melanie Gill, who assessed the family’s dynamics and ordered the children to be permanently removed from their mother’s custody.
“It is not to proclaim to the world the true facts as she now says that they are. It is not about correcting a false finding as to her status. It is not about correcting a public injustice. It is about money, and only about money.”
Says Mr Justice Mostyn
Menopause has far reaching effects.
A billionaire real estate developer embroiled in a divorce fight must pay out more than £3.5m a year until a judge decides how much money his estranged wife should walk away with.
Divorce is a difficult time for couples but if children are involved, they need to be front and centre
Back in court for the latest round of a money dispute after complaining that she has been left with less than 10% of assets worth more than £80 million.