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Ultimate Guide to Financial Settlements

Ultimate Guide to Financial Settlements When marriages or civil partnerships break down, one of the most pressing issues is reaching and agreeing on a financial settlement that divides assets fairly. In the UK, the law around financial settlements is complex. Family courts in England have wide discretionary powers and each case is assessed on its

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Can’t Sleep? Write.

Cant Sleep? Write. In the early stages of divorce, it is often difficult to sleep. Quite apart from the physical absence of your ex-partner beside you, you’re so very, very tired, yet at the same time overwrought, angry, upset and anxious about the future. You fall into bed at night, exhausted, but find yourself wide

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Don’t rubbish your ex – your kids might need them one day

Diane Benussi Don’t rubbish your ex – your kids might need them one day There are few marriages that break up without any hurt or animosity on either side. The failure of a partnership can lead to feelings of anger and bitterness towards the other person. This is understandable – maybe they cheated on you;

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High Net Worth Divorce – What Happens When The Wealthy Split Up?

High Net Worth Divorce – What Happens When The Wealthy Split Up? There have been a number of high profile divorces that have been publicised recently. Back in May 2021, Bill and Melinda Gates announced their separation to the world after 27 years of marriage. With an estimated $124bn fortune to account for, the divorce

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Be Honest With Children – Youth Mental Health Day

Be Honest With Children – Youth Mental Health Day For parents whose marriage is disintegrating, the biggest worry ought to be how this will affect the children. The bald fact is that no one knows how an individual child will react or be affected by their parents’ separation. However, I firmly believe that youngsters who

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The Advantages of Arbitration

The Advantages of Arbitration The pandemic has disrupted all our lives but for those coping with divorce during Covid times, it has been particularly hard.  Court delays were bad before March 2020 but are considerably worse now. Couples have to wait up to two years before they and their family can move on with their

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