Revenge is a dish best served neither cold, nor hot, simply not at all

Sentencing has now been passed on Vicky Pryce and Chris Huhne arising out of the point taking debacle,They have each been sentenced to eight months each in prison.

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Divorce: Couples Hit By Hidden Costs

Complaints about divorce and family law are higher than in any other area of law, a study by the Legal Ombudsman finds.

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Sometimes the divorce is nastier than the marriage – DNA India

‘There was one client who let loose the handbrake of her ex’s Mercedes and sent it over a cliff,” recalls divorce lawyer Vanessa Lloyd Platt. “Another went naked under a fur coat into her husband’s office, where he was in a meeting with important Japanese clients. She threw it off, shouting: ‘This is what he’s given up.’?”

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Divorce Day: Couples Most Likely To Split In January, Government To Announce Mediation Funding – The Huffington Post

New year, new spouse? The first week back at work means “Divorce Day” for the legal sectors, as husbands and wives begin to contact solicitors over the Christmas break.

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Lloyd Platt & Co. Attend The Family Law Conference 2012

In line with the obligation all Divorce Lawyers have for continuing education, as a firm Lloyd Platt & Co attended the Family Law Conference 2012, run by Jordan’s Publishing. We had the honour of hearing a key note address by Lord Justice Munby, which considered the changes Family Law has undergone during the last 25 years and looked forward to where it may be in another 25 years.

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Divorce and the Recession

There is not a day that goes by when someone does not ask the question of me as a divorce lawyer. “What is the impact of the recession on divorcing couples or cohabitees”. The answer is, that despite belief that the recession would cause people to stay together it has in fact had the opposite effect.

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Should we bring in “no fault divorce”

Two weeks ago I entered into a debate following on from the comments made by Sir Nicholas Wall, Head of the Family Division and Lord Justice Thorpe, that grounds for divorce are now outmoded and should be abolished. What became very clear from this debate commencing by my writing an article in the Times was that most people who are undergoing divorce believe that the system of having grounds for this divorce in this day and age is from an era past, which should have no place in current divorce laws.

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Why stay-at-home dads are still the invisible men of the house – The Guardian, The Observer

The number of British fathers giving up work to look after their children is growing, but policy makers are still failing to understand the phenomenon

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Adoption in England: A Failing System

Adoption lawyers have seen the level of adoption in the UK fall to an all time low. In 2010/11, a total of 60 babies were adopted. This figure alone is alarmingly low, but when you take into account that those 60 babies adopted were out a total of 3,050, it becomes even more tragic.

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The worst relationship presents for Christmas

Every year in January divorce lawyers are at their busiest. Many clients who have had an entirely miserable Christmas march into lawyers offices, determined to end their unhappiness by separating or divorcing. Such are the numbers that they almost compete with the January sales. However, one common theme that rears its head every year is the impact of the thoughtless Christmas present from their partner that can be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

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Kernott Vs Jones – What does it really mean for cohabitating couples?

The case of Kernott v Jones whose judgement was given in the Supreme Court today will have a huge impact for cohabiting couples.

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The Truth about Recession, Divorce and Cohabitation

Contrary to what the Government would have us believe regarding divorce rates, the numbers of people seeking to divorce at this time has increased dramatically in the last year. According to the office of National Statistics divorce rates have fallen but these statistics are based on figures for 2009 since which time the economic decline has had a major impact.

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Russian tycoon pays ‘hundreds of millions’ in record divorce deal

A Russian billionaire has been hit with the biggest divorce settlement in history after a judge awarded his ex-wife a payout thought to be worth hundreds of millions of pounds

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The Sainsbury’s boss revealed marriage split on the Stock Exchange

It wasn’t the most sensitive way to announce the end of a 21-year marriage.

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Suggested prenup for Prince William & Kate Middleton

With rumours swirling around media corridors that the Royal Couple may have entered into a prenuptial agreement prior to their wedding on 29th April, divorce lawyers, Lloyd Platt & Co have had an amusing look at what the Couple may have put in their prenuptial agreement in their own words.? For those cynical, critical and humourless lawyers reading this document, it does not of course follow the normal format.

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Prenuptial Gift Vouchers for Valentines Day

Lloyd Platt & Co are known for innovation and in addition to our Divorce Legal Advice Vouchers our latest offer is Prenuptial Gift Vouchers for Valentines Day.

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Why we decided to get ‘undivorced’ – The Telegraph

Eighteen months ago my husband stormed out of the family home saying he wanted a divorce. It wasn’t the first time the subject had come up. We’d been living separate lives for some time and an eventual separation seemed inevitable. Except, as it has turned out, it wasn’t, since nearly two years later we are still no closer to cutting the ties. What we have done instead is joined the ranks of the not-quite-married, or the great “undivorced”, as such people are increasingly referred to.

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World’s first online e-nup

In the week that another twist emerges in the Mills versus McCartney divorce saga the world’s first downloadable pre-nup, aka the E-Nup, is made available to cohabiting or married couples who want to protect their digital assts in the event of a break-up. The UK consumer electronics market is now worth £11 billion and the average home has sixteen gadgets meaning there is a lot of valuable kit which needs to be protected.

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