Blog and Comment

Blog and Comment

9 October 2015Divorce Mediation

Doctor Foster's Fallacy

Lindsay Halliwellposted byLindsay Halliwell Senior Associate

Over the last couple of days the final episode of the BBC One Drama, Doctor Foster came to an intense conclusion with 7.8 million people tuning in to see how Doctor Gemma Foster gave cheating husband Simon his comeuppance, and it has prompted much discussion.... Read more

19 August 2015Divorce Mediation

Marriage on the rocks?

Lindsay Halliwellposted byLindsay Halliwell Senior Associate

A recent study reported in The Times has revealed some surprising results - those who live by the coast are more likely to divorce. Whilst Blackpool has the highest divorce rate in the country, within the top 10, Weymouth and Portland and the Isle of Wight are also singled out as areas where marriages are more likely to fail than not.... Read more

1 June 2015Divorce

Pension reforms and divorce - how the recent changes may affect you...

Lindsay Halliwellposted byLindsay Halliwell Senior Associate

The pension freedom reforms that came into force on 6 April 2015 may impact upon pay-outs divorcees receive from their ex-spouse’s pension. The reforms give people more power to spend, save or invest their pensions, allowing over 55s to cash in their entire pension pot subject to taxation which will have unforeseen consequences for those who benefit from ‘attachment’ or ‘earmarking orders’.... Read more