Divorce


Is romance dead? (ask Beyonce!)

PGM Director and Solicitor, Paula Murphy provides an insight into the hot topic of post-nuptial agreements! …So, is romance dead? Well, if you are aged over 60, the answer is probably, no. Marriage rates among the over 65’s increased by almost a half between 2009 and 2014. This was at the same time as the marriage rate among the general population fell. I haven’t researched the […]


Post-nuptial agreements – are they worthwhile?

There have been reports in the media of late regarding the popularity of the post-nuptial agreement.  The ‘post-nup’ is simply a version of the pre-nuptial agreement, but for existing married couples. Like pre-nups, post-nups are contracts drawn up by couples outlining how assets would be divided in the event of separation or divorce.  Unlike a pre-nup, they can be drawn up at any time after […]


The pitfalls of a DIY divorce

The first month of the New Year is reportedly the most popular time of year to file for divorce and the PGM family team always see a rise in new cases after the festive season. We also see an increasing number of people approaching us following attempts to keep the cost down with a DIY divorce. Without specialist legal advice you can get things very […]


T’is the season to be jolly! Well, not quite, if you are a divorce lawyer!

It is a well-known fact that there is a sharp spike in the number of new divorce clients immediately after the Christmas and New Year period. Disastrous Christmas lunches and New Year’s resolutions, to make a fresh start, are usually the predominant reasons. Without wishing to be all doom and gloom as we fast approach Christmas, I thought I’d reminisce and share some strange examples of unreasonable behaviour […]


Divorce in the Media…again

Another big divorce case made headlines last week.  A 52 year old wife who gave up her career as a business woman to become a “conventional housewife” has been left nearly all of the family fortune by a Divorce Judge. The wife in this case had been criticised by her husband for not earning more money after they separated, even though she abandoned her career […]


D-Day (AKA Divorce Day)

Christmas has been and gone – a time where we should all have been full of cheer and John Lewis style love and warmth. However, for a lot of people the festive period was anticipated with dread. That dread would have taken many forms and for many it may have involved coming to terms with the loss of someone special in their lives, who was […]


Be careful of your digital fingerprint

~ By Lauren Poole ~ It has been a year since our blog on the term ‘Divorcebook’ however with recent statistics and the growth in social media we thought it was worth another look.   Social media has undoubtedly become a huge part of most people’s everyday, personal and professional lives. There are dozens of different platforms to use, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to name […]


Divorce Controversy in the Media

You have probably all heard or read about the recent divorce case that hit the headlines in early March, about an ex-wife being able to pursue her multi-millionaire ex-husband for financial support, some 27 years after separation, and 19 years after divorce. So what is all the fuss about? When I first heard people ranting about the absurdity of it all, on the Jeremy Vine […]


Facebook or Divorcebook?

By Paula Murphy Apparently almost one in five Divorce Petitions are now based on allegations that their spouses have done something inappropriate with someone else on Facebook.  Flirty emails and messages found on Facebook pages are increasingly being cited as evidence of unreasonable behaviour.  Certainly, in my experience as a family lawyer, Facebook has been blamed by an increasing number of clients over recent years.  […]