Sally Challen walks free as court rules out retrial for killing abusive husband

Domestic abuse isn’t always physical

We have recently seen an increase in clients seeking advice regarding a relationship breakdown due to domestic abuse that is not physical but falls into the category of behaviour referred to as “coercive control” Coercive control is defined as “an act or a pattern of acts of assaults, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse…

Divorce Reform

“AT LAST” – DIVORCE REFORM

The Government have “At Last” announced their intention to review the current procedure on divorce to consider introducing the “No fault Divorce” which would make the whole divorce process quicker and less confrontational. This will undoubtedly reduce the acrimony connected with the divorce process. Under the current procedure anyone wanting to start divorce proceedings must…

International Day of Families 2019

International Day of Families 2019

As the 15th May was International Day of the Family, it seemed the ideal time to provide details on how Wrigley Claydon can assist your family in difficult times. The breakdown of a relationship can be emotionally distressing for all involved, especially for the children who in the majority of cases are exposed to conflict…

“Third time’s a charm…”

Unfortunately this is not the case for Ulrika Johnson, who is reported to be divorcing her third husband. Ulrika has this week announced that she is to separate from her third husband Brian Monet after 11 years of marriage. She is quoted as saying “getting another divorce aged 51 is not where I thought I…

Celebrity Break-ups

2019 is well underway and so it has seen many celebrities separating and filing for divorce including Toni Braxton and Birdman, Jeff Bezos and his wife Mackenzie, Lady Gaga and Christian Carino and Nicholas Cage and Erika Koike who reportedly submitted an application for annulment. Cage has been married three times before. In the latest…

January is always a busy time for Divorce lawyers and today is the day that more people start Divorce proceedings than any other day in the year.

Today is “Divorce day”!

January is always a busy time for Divorce lawyers and today is the day that more people start Divorce proceedings than any other day in the year. HM Courts and Tribunal Service received 455 online Divorce applications between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day with 13 (unlucky for some) submitted on Christmas day itself. The…

End the blame game

Last month from the 26th to the 30th of November was “Good Divorce Week” (is there really such a thing?!) which fell during the governments divorce law consultation. Our divorce law is now over 50 years old. There are over 100,000 couples who start Divorce proceedings each year. You may know that unless you have…