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Latest Divorce & separation articles

  • Is it possible to have a positive divorce?

    Is it possible to have a positive divorce?

    It is now over a week since Bill and Melinda Gates announced the end of their marriage. There has been much interest in the media around issues including their vast wealth, whether they can continue to operate their Foundation , the phenomenon of divorce rates rising among the so called “silver separators”.

  • Can you hide your wealth during or after a divorce?

    Can you hide your wealth during or after a divorce?

    A divorce case in which a Russian billionaire hid money and assets post-divorce to avoid handing them over to his wife, in terms of Court ordered divorce settlement, has hit the news recently. Whilst the level of wealth in this case is far-fetched for the vast majority of people, hiding assets during and post-divorce can happen. So what does the law say about this?

  • Dealing with separation during the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns

    Dealing with separation during the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns

    There is a misconception that getting divorced or separating is an aggressive and bitter process requiring lengthy court proceedings. Many couples separate amicably through alternative methods dispute resolution. Collaboration is one method increasingly used in family law cases globally. The aim is to reach an agreement between couples with minimal conflict, without going to court and to foster a civil relationship between the parties going forward.