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  Short, Sharp Shock: Punitive Sanctions On Divorce  

Despite the raw emotions involved in the break-up of a marriage, most divorces are resolved amicably. Spouses are, in my experience, usually able to set aside their differences in order to move on with the rest of their lives in the absence of rancour. Nevertheless, there are instances in which even the apparent conclusion of […]

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  The Costs of an Acrimonious Divorce  

It may well come as a surprise to many people that most divorces are handled amicably. No matter how much raw natural emotion is involved, the vast majority of husbands and wives are able to deal with the collapse of their marriages without rancour and move on with their lives. It is something which myself […]

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  Last Posts? Social Media as a Pitfall on Divorce  

It is at times easy to be staggered by the impact of social media on the lives of men and women around the world. I’m not just talking about the continued decline in the letters which we sent that has considerable commercial costs for the likes of Royal Mail (https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/881fcae6-0c7c-11ea-800a-ac7a27c0f5a9?shareToken=4634254882a1f1ec3f5134244f814df0). The ability to send short-form […]

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  Suspension Of Disbelief: Divorce, Drama And The Burden of Proof  

It is testament to the power of drama that many people’s ideas of divorce seem shaped by what they’ve seen at the cinema or on television. Many individuals who come to myself and my colleagues for advice are, frankly, surprised that the vast majority of marriage break-ups are rather amicable and shorn of intrigue. They […]

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  The Silver Settled: Septuagenarians and the Changing British Household  

Sit for a minute or two and consider even some of the changes – both good and bad – which British society has seen over the course of the last few decades. While many people might consider technology to have had the greatest impact on our lives, the effect of shifts inside the country’s homes […]

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