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6 Tips for Parents of Gray Divorce to Help Their Adult Children

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Source: Anastasia-Shuraeva/Pexels This post is the fourth in a series about how parents of gray divorce can help their adult children. 1. Honor the parent-adult child relationship. My client Elizabeth (all names changed) sat across from me on the love seat in my office, looking down at Friede, my yellow Labrador therapy dog, lying next to her. Friede was enjoying Elizabeth gently stroking her velvety soft ears. Slowly, Elizabeth raised her head. Her eyes found mine, and she began, “I learned two new terms the other day. ‘Gray divorce’ is when couples who are 50 years and older split, and […]

Legal Separation Vs Divorce UK | Separation Agreement

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What do you mean by judicial separation? When a marriage turns sour there are a few different ways to handle the problem. Before entering a divorce many people decide to separate on a trial basis. This is a good way to resolve any outstanding conflicts and move on with your life. Most couples will enter a period of separation before they consider a divorce and this period of separation can be used to iron out any differences. The UK government is now keen for couples to avoid going to court, by making them attend compulsory mediation information sessions to try […]

If we divorce how much maintenance will I have to pay to my spouse and can I capitalise this?

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It is not uncommon for divorce lawyers to be asked if a spouse is entitled to maintain the lifestyle “to which they have become accustomed” during their marriage, once they are divorced. Whilst the law does not state that they are entitled to this, the lifestyle that the couple had whilst they were together, is one of the factors that a judge will take into account when deciding a fair divorce settlement. Fiona Wood, partner with McAlister Family Law, looks at the issues involved. For many divorcing couples funding the purchase of and running two houses when they divorce, means […]

What Are The Options For Dealing With Pensions In A Divorce? – Divorce

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Harrison Drury Solicitors 24 June 2022 Harrison Drury Solicitors To print this article, all you need is to be registered or login on Mondaq.com. In many divorce cases, the two largest assets are the family home and the parties’ pensions. Pension funds are a shareable asset which can be divided between you and your spouse in the event of divorce. Hannah Pike, a solicitor in Harrison Drury’s divorce and family law team, looks at the options for dealing with pensions. Pension sharing in a divorce settlement can sometimes be a difficult issue to resolve, therefore it […]

Jerry Hall in line for £10m a year under ‘generous’ Rupert Murdoch divorce settlement

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Jerry Hall could receive up to £10m a year and share in £250m worth of properties as part of a “generous” divorce settlement from Rupert Murdoch. The six-year marriage between the billionaire media mogul, 91 and the 65 year-old supermodel is over, two people with knowledge of the decision told the New York Times. Rumours that the couple were no longer together spread after Ms Hall failed to accompany her husband at Mr Murdoch’s Summer party on Monday night at the Serpentine Gallery, attended by luminaries including the Prime Minister. See more Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall divorcing after six-year […]

How to make sure your tax affairs are in order before you divorce as applications jump after ‘no fault’ launch

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New divorce laws introduced in April have seen the number of applications nearly double as couples can now split without having to prove “fault”. Nearly 13,000 applications for divorce were filed between April 2021 and April 2022, up from just over 6,760 in the previous year, according to the latest figures from the Law Society. The “bulge” in applications comes as the new law allowing speedy “no fault” divorces came into effect in April. Law Society vice-president Lubna Shuja said this was to be expected as couples take advantage of the new faster process. She said: “By not having to […]

Top 20 Most Expensive Divorce Settlements of All Time

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Marriage can be the most beautiful thing to happen in someone’s life, but sometimes it doesn’t end with a happy ever after. Many people resort to divorce when a relationship goes south and becomes seemingly impossible to fix. Along with it are divorce settlements, which can be pretty expensive, especially for wealthy individuals. Top 20 Biggest Divorce Settlements Ever: 1. Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Scott – $38 Billion The founder and executive chairman of the e-commerce company Amazon, Jeff Bezos, is currently one of the richest men in the world. In 1993, he married a novelist named Mackenzie Scott. Mackenzie […]

I’m a child psychologist – the three-step guide to helping your kids through divorce and how to have THAT conversation

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IT’S arguably one of the most difficult things a person can go through – as a parent or as a child. But if you have separated from your partner and are planning a divorce, there are some vital things you can do to make the process easier for your kids. 2 It’s important to avoid conflict around your children while getting a divorce, child psychologist Vincent Papaleo has saidCredit: Getty Child psychologist Vincent Papaleo spoke to Maggie Dent on the latest episode of her Ask Me Anything podcast about the impact of divorce on children and the things he’s learned […]