News & Commentary

Here is our thinking on recent family news and issues, and how these might impact you.

Is there confidentiality anymore? Do people like to share every small detail about their lives? When we separate, what does the law say about confidentiality and divorce? The most recent craze on social media is the divorce selfie. #divorceselfie is increasingly used to advertise a couple’s divorce using the phrase “conscious uncoupling” and a photo of the not so happy couple.

Charity coffee morning

We are pleased to report that the recent charity coffee morning we hosted, at our offices in Olney, was a great success with both the coffee and conversation flowing.

10 of the most common Divorce questions answered

1. Are there any rules in order to get divorced?

In order to start divorce proceedings you must have been married for more than one year, and the Court must have jurisdiction to divorce you

On Tuesday 23 September 2014 the Telegraph carried a report concerning divorcing wives who had formed new relationships – and how it affected settlements to be paid by husbands.

Mr Justice Mostyn said that new relationships before divorce were “a fly in the ointment” for Judges who had to make financial awards.

On 8 and 9 December 2014 the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of Mrs Wyatt in the case of Vince and Wyatt. This case has been extensively reported in the press as Mr Vince and Mrs Wyatt divorced in 1992 and it was not until 18 years and 8 months later and after Mrs Wyatt had had a relationship with another man and had two children with him, that she made her financial application in her long ago concluded divorce proceedings.