Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Planning on getting married again?

Unsurprisingly a number of people who get divorced do get married again.  If you are in that exciting group then check out SimonJohn photography.  Simon is a friend and neighbour of mine and is passionate about photography and it shows in his work.  Every wedding is individual and Simon's portraits make it so.  The shot above is one of his... need I say more?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

What's a 37 inch TV worth? 18 months!!!

I am grateful to other legal bloggers for diverting my interest from Family Law to that of the sentences passed down to the first convicted rioters today.  I felt a smile of gladness when I read the Judgement. It is reported by the BBC  

So many people feel that the criminal justice system is unfair - that it is weighted in favour of the criminal - the victim is forgotten and the human rights of the perpetrator take priority.  Years ago I heard the Chief of  Police from one of the Southern Counties stating, tongue in cheek, that a return to Botany Bay may be in order to redress the balance.

Criminal law is about four things:
1.  Punishment or retribution
2.  Prevention of vigilantism - people must have faith that the criminal justice system works
3.  Deterrent - both to the perpetrator and others
4.  Protection of the public

Matrimonial law is about one thing:

Dividing the assets according to judicial discretion.

There is no punishment or retribution.

So many people feel that the law relating to divorce is unfair and rewards the wrong doer.

So often a case is based on need and behaviour will be ignored unless it has the gasp factor. We do mean shocking, for example, the husband shot the wife and she could not work so needed extra help from him but he was sent to prison so had no income - therefore she needed his capital to replace it.

Getting past the disbelief of the unfairness of it all is the first step for many people. Acceptance of the process may then result in the parties negotiating fairly - perhaps via mediation.... our new site is launched today... 

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Still wondering if it's worth having a pre nuptial agreement?

Let this be a lesson to you.

Britain's biggest divorce payout has been reported in The Guardian The divorce of Russian Oligarch Boris Berezovsky resulted in a payout to his ex wife estimated to be in excess of  £100 million.

They did not have a pre nuptial agreement....