• Judith's Divorce Blog http://judithsdivorceblog.blogspot.com/

    This blog comprises reflections and emotions associated with divorce as perceived by an experienced divorce practitioner but perhaps presented from a slightly different, frequently fictional, angle. It is intermingled with press releases and campaign material issued by Resolution


  • Grexit


    Every family lawyer across the land acts for at least one client who is arguing over money. Once upon a time, one couple, whom I shall refer to simply as... Read more

    Posted on 07 July 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Kids in the Middle

    Kids Middle

    Once upon a time, many years ago a colleague handed me a new file and told me that he had asked the client whose name was on the front to contact me. I opened i... Read more

    Posted on 24 June 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Magna Carta

    Magna Carta

    It is 800 years this month since the sealing of the Magna Carta. The charter was meant to bring peace between King John and the barons but has also been... Read more

    Posted on 05 June 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Statistics on Divorce Across the Years

    Statistics Divorce Across Years

    In 1931 there were 3,764 divorces in England and Wales but by 1993 this had increased more than 43 fold to 165,018. Although and since then the number of... Read more

    Posted on 10 May 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • The Power of an X


    As Britain goes to the polls today, it is a reminder of the strength of democracy and the power of that X on the ballot paper to define the political direction... Read more

    Posted on 07 May 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • A Dream Job


    Separating is a time of major upheaval and perhaps, some might say surprisingly, many take the view that if their life is changing then they may as well go the... Read more

    Posted on 06 May 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Not Guilty in Hong Kong

    Guilty Hong Kong

    Perusing travel guides is something we retired people are apt to do from time to time. It is a long time since I last visited Hong Kong so I was intrigued to... Read more

    Posted on 30 April 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Election Promises

    Election Promises

    Is it just me or is this election campaign, more than any other, characterised by grandiose pledges on the part of politicians? Read more

    Posted on 27 April 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Media Melt-Down

    Media Melt-Down

    There’s nothing better than a good divorce story (except perhaps a fracas over the lack of a hot dinner) to put the media into melt-down. Read more

    Posted on 12 March 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Spread


    This month we have learned of the sad demise of MicheleFerrero, the Italian inventor of Nutella, the tasty chocolate spread that both Apprentice Man and Little... Read more

    Posted on 22 February 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • The Pub Landlord's Family Friendly Policies

    Landlord's Family Friendly Policies

    It looks like we are gearing up for one of the longest election campaigns ever . However, news that Al Murray’s The Pub landlord will be contesting the South... Read more

    Posted on 01 February 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Pigeonhole Books

    Pigeonhole Books

    I was recently interviewed by Pigeonhole Books. It creates children’s books for 21st families. The stereotypical nuclear family is no longer necessarily the nor... Read more

    Posted on 16 January 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • The Rat Pack


    Last week contractors undertook work to the field drains next door to us. In so doing they presumably disturbed the rats which must nest there, as this week... Read more

    Posted on 13 January 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • The Sugar Plantation

    Sugar Plantation

    Once upon a time, I recall a client referring to her husband’s behaviour towards her with the immortal words, “It ain’t no sugar rush when he rings. Read more

    Posted on 11 January 2015 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Christmas Contests

    Christmas Contests

    It's that wonderful, sparkling time of the year when all are filled with peace and goodwill. Or are they? I met one of my former colleagues for lunch at the... Read more

    Posted on 22 December 2014 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • The Monster-in-Law


    I have just returned from Cuba. Our guide could hardly have been more knowledgeable and was generally able to answer all our questions. Read more

    Posted on 13 December 2014 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • The Standardisation of English

    Standardisation English

    I have been reading about life in Medieval England lately. In the course of so doing I understand much better the part the development of the printing press... Read more

    Posted on 22 November 2014 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    Both Little Girl and Apprentice Man have recommended that I read "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn. I confess that I have chickened out and have been to see the film... Read more

    Posted on 12 November 2014 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Heard It on the Radio

    Heard Radio

    One of the best things about retirement is that I get to listen to the radio at times when previously I would have been at my office desk. I am always amazed... Read more

    Posted on 07 November 2014 DIVORCE, FAMILY
  • Calones


    , as I recently learnt from an article about life on the frontier at Hadrian’s Wall, were the slaves of soldiers, one of the lowest forms of life in the Roman... Read more

    Posted on 01 November 2014 DIVORCE, FAMILY