Divorce on-line or lawyer, Wills and Rankings: Our round-up of news for September-October
There was a lot of news we found interesting in September and October 2023, 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:
Britney Spears and her third husband have a legally-binding pre-nup in place which will play an important role in their pending divorce in California
Considering divorce? My latest blog discusses why opting for a family lawyer can be a game-changer. rather than do-it yourself on-line
Tempted by a free simple will this month? We look at why you might need something more comprehensive, especially after a divorce.
Discover why both the Legal 500 UK and Chambers and Partners rank LGFL “right up there" with much bigger law firms
And from our social media streams:
Help for some after divorce from a building society.
Divorce can be traumatic. As tempting as it may be to burn bridges with an ex following a separation or divorce, understand how the consequences of your actions may play out when your children need you to be there for them.
At the heart of any good divorce lies openness, honesty and a willingness to be fair. Pursuing a ‘win-at-all-costs’ mindset will only lead to more hurt
Getting divorced or losing a spouse can have major health impacts on postmenopausal women, according to a new study.
Interesting differences in what men and women worry about.
It's finally over! After months of back and forth and circling California courts, Kevin Costner and now ex-wife Christine Baumgartner have finalised the terms of their divorce.
Can a declaration of non-recognition of a voidable overseas marriage, where at least one of the parties is domiciled in England and Wales, lawfully be made?
The distinction between divorce and nullity proceedings is vital. The one seeks to destroy a valid marriage, the other seeks to establish that there was no marriage.
63% of divorcees say this is the No. 1 thing that would have saved their marriage—and it’s not more money
A better understanding of the commitment of marriage prior to marrying.
Pre-nups can include pets as well
Putting your children ahead of your emotions has big payoffs for you and them.
Four women share what they’d wish they’d known before divorcing their partners
“Magpie parenting” – also known as “bird nest parenting”. One thing that can help, it succeed, is to write the agreed terms in a document before you start bird nesting, so everyone is singing off the same hymn sheet when it comes to what can and can’t be done in ‘nesting’ home.
Families continue to be victims of a broken justice system
For every 100 domestic-abuse-related crimes in the year ending March 2022, only 31.3 arrests were made, ONS figures from last year show.
The Government is currently working on a civil Domestic Abuse Protection Notice (DAPN) ‘to provide immediate protection following a domestic abuse incident’ and a new civil Domestic Abuse Protection Order (DAPO) ‘to provide flexible, longer-term protection for victims’. Multiple women’s rights organisations are enthusiastic about this reform, hoping it will simplify the protective orders process.
Shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry said Labour will review laws on stalking, whistleblowing and co-habitation to ensure women are better protected by the law.
Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith are woking through things and divorce is not an option
Remarrying before too late.
Under the scheme, individuals can ask police to check whether a new or existing partner has a violent past (the ‘right to ask’).
How to ensure gifts to married children stay in the family upon divorce
The research explores children and young people’s understanding of gender roles, relationships and sex, with the goal of informing Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) in schools. The report shows some worrying findings.
Women’s Aid has published, what it describes as, ‘a first-of-its-kind report into what influences children and young people’s attitudes towards domestic abuse, proving a direct link between the viewing of harmful misogynist content online and the normalisation of unhealthy behaviours in relationships’.