Is Divorce Really Bad For Men’s Health?

Date: October 25th, 2013 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

In recent weeks there have been several national publications commenting that divorce is worse for men’s health than it is for women. But is this really true, and if it is, why? The recent press coverage arose from a study conducted by the Journal of Men’s Heath. The study suggested that getting divorced could affect… Read the full article

Am I Being Unreasonable?

Date: October 17th, 2013 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

A few weeks ago a court in Mumbai granted a divorce on the grounds of cruelty based on the wife’s verbal abuse of the husband and her denying him food by locking the refrigerator!  They had been married for 19 years. There have been past stories of wives cutting up their husbands’ clothes over disagreements,… Read the full article

Divorce in Russia: its history and how it is changing today

Date: October 7th, 2013 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Divorce has existed in Russia for as long as marriage has.  In medieval Russia the registration of births, deaths, marriages and divorces were exclusively controlled by the Orthodox Church.  You’d think that would be a recipe for disaster but in fact the Orthodox Church was surprisingly open-minded for the times, and gave a wide range… Read the full article

Common Reasons Why Some Long Distance Relationships End In Divorce

Date: September 30th, 2013 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

It won’t be news to anyone that a long distance relationship can often (though not always) add strain to a relationship. Celebrity couples whose work demands them to regularly be in different parts of the world frequently cite their all too regular times apart as a key reason for their divorce. For many other people,… Read the full article

Gay Marriage Makes Constitutional Conundrum

Date: September 23rd, 2013 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Britain has a conservative Prime Minister; Australia has just elected one.  However, whilst Britain’s Prime Minister wants to permit gay marriage, the new Australian Prime Minister is on the record as opposing it.  In Britain the Westminster Parliament has unfettered power to legislate as it pleases, but not so in Australia where the Federal Government… Read the full article

Pre-nup or not to Pre-nup? Or even Post-nup?

Date: September 18th, 2013 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

We have seen increasingly in the last few years clients coming to the office wishing to draw up Prenuptial Agreements.  These clients are both English and international clients wishing to safeguard their assets prior to marriage. Obviously in the last few years the case law has benefitted prenuptial agreements and they are now taken into… Read the full article

Brookman Renews Lexcel Practice Management Standard

Date: September 12th, 2013 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Brookman has successfully renewed its Law Society’s quality mark, Lexcel.  The Lexcel practice management standard is only awarded to firms that meet the highest operating standards. Lexcel accredited practices undergo rigorous independent assessment to ensure they meet the required standards of excellence in areas such as client care, case management and risk management. By achieving… Read the full article

Gay Marriage versus Civil Partnership – what’s the difference?

Date: September 9th, 2013 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

It was reported in the press recently that John Barrowman married his civil partner Scott Gill on 3rd July in California.  This was following a decision to overturn the Defence of Marriage Act in the State of California. But why did John feel the need to get married as he was already in a civil… Read the full article

Cohabit or get engaged – do you know the legal difference?

Date: September 2nd, 2013 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

 A report a few years ago conducted by the University of Denver concluded that couples were more likely to have lasting happiness in their marriage if they were engaged before they cohabited and they were twice as likely to divorce if they lived together before marriage. Could it simply be that some people view engagement… Read the full article

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