Pensions on divorce – inequality between men and women and some eye opening statistics

Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research (MICRA), has recently published a report in respect to pension sharing on divorce. The report concludes that pension sharing on divorce could have a substantial impact on women’s finances on retirement. One of the most shocking statistics shows that for those aged between 65-69, median pension wealth for men is…

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Parenting after Divorce

When two people get married so much preparation goes in to thinking about the wedding, the vows you make to one another and your future life together. You can spend hours agonising over the colour of the bridesmaids’ dresses and what the cake is going to look like. If you then go on to have…

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White Lotus – short marriages and prenuptial agreements

Any fans of the HBO satirical comedy White Lotus, the series that exposes the lives of mostly privileged, rich Americans on holiday in Hawaii, will have been unsurprised when Rachel’s wedding didn’t make it past her honeymoon. When Rachel, a low-paid journalist marries wealthy Shane, a prenuptial is agreed and although not party to the…

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Summer Holidays – Child Contact

With the school summer holidays starting this week in England, one thing that is on everybody’s mind is the long awaited summer break. Whether you are spending it at home or away, the countdown has likely already begun. However, for families with separated parents, the upcoming holiday may prove to be fraught with tensions regarding…

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Michael Gove and Sarah Vine separate after 20 years of marriage

Cabinet Office Minister, Michael Gove and his wife, Sarah Vine have recently announced their agreement to separate and are said to be in the latter stages of finalising their divorce.  It is reported that it is an amicable separation and the couple have drifted apart. For a couple intending to divorce in England and Wales,…

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Coronation Street’s separated Fiz and Tyrone decide it’s good to talk

Viewers of Coronation Street have recently witnessed the breakdown of the relationship of Fiz and Tyrone, who were once thought of as the soap’s fairy-tale couple and the new Jack and Vera. Initially caused by Tyrone’s infidelity, Fiz allowed her anger following the separation to spill over into discussions regarding their children, Hope and Ruby. …

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