June 2022 / 17 posts found

Why Olympian Jana Pittman is sharing her divorce experience to help other women

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Olympian hurdler Jana Pittman knows a thing or two about mental toughness – but even she struggled with divorce. The 39-year-old former world champion hurdler went on to compete in the two-person bobsleigh event at the Sochi Winter Olympics, becoming the first female athlete to represent Australia in both the summer and winter games, and then forged a career in medicine. See more in the video player above Watch The Morning Show on Channel 7 and stream it for free on 7plus >> She is also now a mother to six children, most recently giving birth to twins Willow and […]

A Social Security Secret: Divorced Spousal Benefits

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By Alyson Dorosky We usually think of the end of the financial story for divorcing spouses as the decree detailing their financial settlement — the division of assets, alimony settlement and child support terms. But, even years after a divorce, Social Security has some options for financial support that revert to the years a couple was married. Alyson Dorosky Let’s dive in! Who can file for spousal benefits after a divorce? A divorced person can collect Social Security benefits based on an ex-spouse’s earnings record if they: Were married for at least ten years.  Reached age 62.  Did not remarry.  […]

Linkage Between Personal Insolvency and Litigation

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The High Court has held that disclosure of debts and undertakings given to the Circuit Court in seeking a protective certificate for a personal insolvency arrangement can be relied on in other proceedings. Background The McLaughlins were engaged in a long running saga of litigation with Bank of Scotland plc (“BOS”) and, after a loan sale, Ennis Property Finance Limited (“Ennis”). In 2016 they issued High Court proceedings against Ennis and Tom Kavanagh (the “Plenary Proceedings”). In 2019, the McLaughlins sought to avail of a personal insolvency arrangement. The solicitors for Ennis requested the McLaughlins’ personal insolvency practitioner to bring […]

Spouse Backed for Divorcing Wife Because She’s Always Late

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A frustrated spouse took to the Reddit forum “True Off My Chest” to discuss why they decided to file for a divorce from their wife. “I’m divorcing my wife because she has been late for 90% of everything we have ever done together,” u/Side_Salty wrote in their post, which garnered more than 18,000 votes. “Everyone we know is shocked, but I don’t care.” The viral post sparked a conversation among commenters about their own relationships. A Reddit user who shared that they filed for divorce from their wife who is constantly late received support from other Redditors. The poster said […]

Manchester Legal Awards: Family lawyer who campaigned for no-fault divorce wins lifetime honour

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A family lawyer who helped lead a campaign to introduce no fault divorces in England and Wales has been honoured for his lifetime’s work at the North’s biggest legal awards. Nigel Shepherd, of Mills & Reeve, was last night presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Manchester Legal Awards. Hundreds of members of the North West legal community gathered at the Midland Hotel for the black tie event to honour colleagues working in fields from criminal law to family and employment law. Mr Shepherd was a popular winner of the Lifetime Achievement title, which honours individuals who have had […]

Top 5 Things to Do Before a Divorce

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You want to know exactly where you and your spouse stand financially. There comes a time in almost every marriage when certain issues put the relationship to the test. The pressure of finances, family, or work can cause even the closest couples to drift apart. From time to time, the distance between the individuals becomes so big that it leads to the decision to end the marriage.  If currently, this is happening to you, you are not alone. Divorce demands a price, not just a financial one but in all aspects of life. Building a long-lasting marriage is a lifelong […]

How to level up your business

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