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Comment on divorce & family law 

Divorce judge says ‘get a job’. Harsh or fair?

By Kate Butler, on Friday February 27, 2015 at 11:09am

An end to lifetime maintenance.

The papers have been full of commentary on the family case heard by the Court of Appeal recently, in which Tracey Wright, the ex wife of a highly paid horse surgeon, was told very firmly that rather than expecting to receive substantial on-going maintenance from her former husband she should “just get on with things” and “get a job”. 

Divorce court: advice on avoiding court in divorce proceedings

By Kate Brooks, on Wednesday February 25, 2015 at 3:10pm

Tips for avoiding divorce court.

Divorce doesn’t have to go to court, but unless you and your partner are willing to talk, to negotiate and to settle that’s exactly where your family dispute will end up.

Facebook comes to the fore in UK divorce proceedings

By Sian Winter, on Wednesday February 18, 2015 at 1:00pm

Facebook and divorce.

Divorce disputes where Facebook posts form part of the evidence seem to be on the rise. Yet more reason to be very careful about what you post on social media, and when.

Keeping your divorce stress free and simple

By Nick Wiseman, on Tuesday February 10, 2015 at 3:10pm

Tips for a better divorce.

If you have decided your marriage is over you will most probably want to make the whole process of divorce as painless as possible.

Let’s have marriage and civil partnerships open to all

By Kimberley Bailey, on Wednesday February 4, 2015 at 2:00pm

Marriage and civil partneships.

It's a fantastic victory for equality that gay couples now have the right to choose whether to enter a civil partnership or a marriage. And that’s absolutely how it should be. Shame the same can't be said for heterosexual couples.

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