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Filing for Divorce? What Women Need To Know Beforehand

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More than half of the prospective clients who call me are women.  Women tend to initiate divorce proceedings–including filing for divorce, more than men. Women, however, may not be completely prepared for the divorce process. During the first consultation(s) I have with a woman considering filing for divorce, there are certain things that I always want to share and explore.  This is especially important for women who may have stayed at home raising a family or for women who are not well-aware of their household finances. Here are five important things I share with women who are considering filing for […]

Divorce regret is real – so does getting back with an ex ever work?

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During lockdown divorce has boomed, hitting its highest point since 2014. But while recent circumstances have pushed many to breaking point, some splits will inevitably spark regret. This week, Gwyneth Paltrow revealed that she had not wanted to divorce her ex-husband, Coldplay singer Chris Martin. “I never wanted to not be married to the father of my kids, theoretically,” she explained. Singer Louise Redknapp also recently admitted that she’d been hasty in divorcing ex-footballer Jamie. “I just ran, as fast as the wind would take me,” she said. “I should have paused for a minute.” Whether or not the marriage […]

Brad Pitt is heartbroken after abuse allegation from Angelina Jolie is leaked amid custody battle

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Brad Pitt is saddened it was leaked that Angelina Jolie is now ‘prepared to provide proof’ of domestic abuse in the couple’s contentious custody battle.  An alleged altercation between son Maddox, 19, and Brad, 57, in 2016 was said to have been the final straw for Jolie, 45, who filed paperwork indicating that both she and her children are willing to offer testimony and ‘proof and authority’ in support of her allegations, according to documents obtained by The Blast. Now Pitt is ‘heartbroken that Angelina has gone that route. There’s a lot of emotion left after their marriage,’ a source close to […]

Does divorce change your personality? New psychology research suggests it does not

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A new study published in the journal Individual and Personality Differences indicates that divorce is not a consistent predictor of personality change. “We were interested in testing the folk wisdom that experiencing a divorce changes you,” said study author Sascha Spikic, a researcher-lector at the PXL University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Belgium. The researchers examined data from three large longitudinal studies: the Understanding Society survey in the United Kingdom, the Socio-Economic Panel Study in Germany, and the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey. There were 37,199 observations in total. Although some people did experience changes in […]

Johnny Depp: Actor to find out if he can appeal against High Court ruling that he beat Amber Heard

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Johnny Depp will find out tomorrow whether he can bring an appeal against a damning High Court ruling that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard and left her in ‘fear for her life’.  Following a three-week trial in July last year, Mr Justice Nicol dismissed the Hollywood star’s libel claim against the publisher of The Sun, finding that an April 2018 column calling Mr Depp a ‘wife beater’ was ‘substantially true’. The judge ruled Mr Depp, 57, assaulted Ms Heard, 34, on a dozen occasions and put her in ‘fear for her life’ three times. The actor has asked the Court […]

Kelly Clarkson admits she can ‘NEVER imagine getting married again’ after nasty divorce from ex Bran…

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KELLY Clarkson admitted she can “NEVER imagine getting married again” after her nasty divorce from ex-husband Brandon Blackstock. She also recently admitted that she can’t stop crying over her failed marriage. 11 Kelly Clarkson revealed she can’t fathom going through another marriageCredit: The Kelly Clarkson Show 11 She asked Gwyneth Paltrow how she was able to get into a second marriageCredit: The Kelly Clarkson Show During Wednesday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show where she talked to Gwyneth Paltrow, the mom of two congratulated the actress on getting married two years ago and having Steven Spielberg be her unofficial wedding […]

Separating couples to be given £500 vouchers to prevent child custody battles going to court

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WARRING parents will be given cash to stop them taking their bitter ‘tug of love’ child custody battles to court. Divorcing couples will be given £500 vouchers to spend on mediation to stop them dragging their kids through distressing court disputes. 2 Separating couples will be offered mediation vouchers to avoid court custody battlesCredit: Alamy The Ministry of Justice, which is rolling out the scheme, said 70 per cent of couples who used the service settled their rows out of court.  Courts Minister, Lord Wolfson QC, said: “Mediation is often a quicker, cheaper and less stressful way of resolving disputes, […]

How to get over a break-up or divorce and why grief is something you need to deal with to move on

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When the dust of a divorce or break-up has settled you can draw important lessons from the the experience. Photo: Shutterstock Every romantic experience – no matter how good or bad – is important to personal development. More often than not, we come out of a relationship as an evolved version of ourselves. A break-up or divorce is an earth-shattering experience that would make anyone feel like their world has come to an end, but we need to face all the ups and downs that come with these critical junctures before truly moving on to the next phase. Get the […]

Call for vulnerable victims to give video evidence amid courts backlog

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Up to 10,000 vulnerable victims facing long delays for trials should be allowed to give evidence by video in an attempt to stop them falling out of the system, according to the victims’ commissioner for England and Wales. Dame Vera Baird warned of a collapse in confidence in the criminal justice system and an exodus of complainants if unprecedented trial delays were not urgently addressed. She accused the government of not being sufficiently ambitious in its efforts to tackle a backlog of more than 50,000 criminal cases at crown courts in England and Wales. The government has promised to open […]

Campaigners welcome extra protections in domestic abuse bill

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Campaigners have welcomed news that ministers will make non-fatal strangulation a specific criminal offence punishable by five years’ imprisonment. The government confirmed on Monday that it would introduce the legislation as an amendment to the domestic abuse bill being debated in parliament. Legislation will also be strengthened against controlling or coercive behaviour, making it no longer a requirement for abusers and victims to cohabit. Laws to target revenge porn will also be expanded to include threats to disclose intimate images. Nogah Ofer, a lawyer at the Centre for Women’s Justice, which has campaigned for tougher laws on non-fatal strangulation, said […]