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How to Support a Friend through Divorce

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Editor's Note: Do you need relationship advice from Dr. David Hawkins, best-selling author of When Pleasing Others is Hurting You and Dealing with the CrazyMakers in Your Life? Send your questions to ask-dr-david@crosswalk.com to be answered in his new advice column.  With the U.S. divorce rate hovering just over 50 percent and higher in other parts of the world, most of us know someone who has been divorced or is in the process of a divorce. Divorce strikes close to home and impacts us personally in one way or another.  It is difficult to know what to [...]

Court decision behind the $1.8 million Ford GT auction revealed as litigation continues

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Buyers of the $450,000 supercar are required to sign a contract that says they won’t sell their vehicle during the first two years of ownership. The Ford GT is a tough sell. That is, it’s tough to resell. Buyers of the $450,000 supercar, who are handpicked by the automaker based on factors that include prior Ford ownership and social media standing, are required to sign a contract that says they won’t try to flip their vehicle during the first two years of ownership. Ford says it’s a way to make sure the limited edition cars – just 1,000 are set [...]

Ant McPartlin ‘begs’ Lisa Armstrong to sign divorce papers as they speak for the first time since ne…

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Ant McPartlin called wife Lisa Armstrong to beg she signs divorce papers, according to reports. The telly favourite, who is dating his own PA Anne Marie Corbett, reportedly called his estranged wife in LA and begged her to call an end to their marriage for good. It is the first time they have spoken since the news broke of Ant's new romance. Sources close to Lisa say the make-up artist, who is in LA with her parents on a holiday, is taking time to grieve the marriage and won't be rushed into agreeing a settlement. According to reports Ant has [...]

Court of Appeal states vicarious liability laws have moved on

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What is a CVA? (Company voluntary arrangement)

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Radical plans to end huge costs of buying a freehold unveiled

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Millions of homeowners caught in the so-called “leasehold trap” may be able to buy their freeholds at a fraction of the price currently demanded by ground rent companies, under radical proposals from the Law Commission. One proposal is for a simple formula where leaseholders will pay just 10 times their current ground rent to convert their property from leasehold to freehold. There are 4.2m leasehold properties in England, and around half are on leases of under 80 years, leaving residents vulnerable to what critics say are rapacious demands from freeholders for lease extensions. The Law Commission was asked by then [...]

Man demands ‘bank of ex-husband must close’ after ex demanded more cash 16 years AFTER divorce becau…

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A SURVEYOR who won a court battle against his ex-wife who wanted more cash off him 16 YEARS after they divorced has demanded "the bank of ex-husband be closed down". Graham Mills, 52, said he should not still have to fork out for his former spouse after she lost a £230,000 lump sum awarded to her in their 2002 divorce. �2018 Gustavo Valiente / i-Images The Supreme Court ruled today that Graham Mills, 52, shouldn't have to pay increased maintenance payments to his ex-wife - but he must still pay £1,100 a month He told Sun Online: "The bank of [...]

The 10 Biggest Litigation Mistakes Companies Make

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Image credit: Charlie's/Shutterstock Litigation is inevitable for some business owners. A study by the U.S. Chamber for Legal Reform found that 43 percent of small business owners reported having either been threatened with or involved in a civil lawsuit. Here are tips to avoid costly mistakes when facing litigation. Litigation is complicated, expensive, time-consuming and, unfortunately, sometimes inevitable. Companies are often forced to protect intellectual property, defend themselves in lawsuits by former employees, and negotiate commercial contract disagreements, among other unexpected legal disputes. With so much time and money invested and so much at stake, it is important to avoid [...]

8 divorce horror stories from the people who have been through it — and their lawyers

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Divorce rates are increasing among younger groups.fizkes/Shutterstock Divorce can be a difficult process, no matter how amicable your separation may be. According to the US Census Bureau, divorce rates are on the rise among adults 50 and older, roughly doubling since the 1990s. Here are eight of the worst divorce horror stories from both clients and lawyers.   Divorce is never easy, and among certain age groups, divorce rates are increasing. For instance, since the 1990s, the divorce rate has doubled among adults 50 years old and up, according to 2015 statistics from the National Center for Health Statistics and [...]

Louise and Jamie Redknapp ‘praised by family court judge for agreement on financial arrangements’ mo…

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Jamie Redknapp and Louise split last year (Picture: Getty) Louise and Jamie Redknapp announced their split last year, after a 19-year marriage. And a judge has reportedly praised the way the pair have gone about making financial arrangements together, after their divorce was finalised. According to reports, a financial agreement for the Eternal singer, 43, and former footballer, 45, was reached on 13 July. The Mirror states Judge Sarah Gibbons praised the former couple – who share two children together – for the ‘consensual agreement which is always in the best interests of the children and much to their credit’. [...]