Is there really such a thing as a "Mid Life Crisis"? And how come we seem to expect it at about 50 years of age? Apart from anything else, this seems a pretty optimistic assumption. Even though we're living longer on average - certainly in the West - it implies we're going to live to … Continue reading Suddenly Separated IX – the “Mid Life Crisis”
Usually - but not exclusively - younger women who "provide services" for financially well off older men. Variations on this kind of arrangement have been going on since time began - the main difference in this era is that (of course) there are websites catering to like minded individuals who want to connect. Is it … Continue reading Suddenly Separated VIII – Sugar Babies
Julie and I discuss the often charming and credible parasites of both sexes who con vulnerable individuals out of money and in some cases in to criminal activity in the name of love. Looking at some of these situations from the outside it's hard to believe that people can let themselves be taken advantage of … Continue reading Suddenly Separated VII – Rip Off Artists who prey on vulnerable individuals
Julie and I discuss the situation where a divorcee finds someone new but doesn't want to lose any of the remaining family fortune if the relationship doesn't go the distance. This can be particularly tricky if the kids don't want to see the inheritance split five or six ways instead of the two or three … Continue reading Suddenly Separated VI – divorcee who finds someone new but doesn’t want to risk the assets
Julie and I discuss: Whether "cultural differences" can be the reason for a marriage to end? According to friends, Lady Davina (30th in line to the English throne) decided to divorce her sheep shearer husband after fourteen years. Can visiting a sex club really put the excitement of early romance back in to a relationship? … Continue reading Suddenly Separated V – Royal ends marriage to sheep shearer “cultural differences”; do sex club visits strengthen marriages.
In Part 1 of today's Suddenly Separated Julie is emphatic that no one should ever under-estimate the potentially shocking impact and possible repercussions from telling someone that it's all over. In Part 2 we discuss the situation where the National Rugby League want to impose punitive measures on players facing certain charges without waiting for … Continue reading Suddenly Separated IV – Post Breakup Danger; Rugby League and the Law
From her experience as a Family Lawyer and a social observer Julie Singleton is concerned we’re living in an era where people enter in to relationships with unrealistic expectations, don’t take marriage itself seriously enough and then break up for reasons previous generations would have felt obliged to work through. She feels this is epitomized … Continue reading Suddenly Separated III – unrealistic expectations
This week we discuss the double betrayal - where someone loses a partner to a best friend - there's an example in the news right now involving the Kardashians. It's something Julie has encountered more than once when giving legal advice and she's seen it happen in her own circle of friends. It can often … Continue reading Suddenly Separated II – the double betrayal
Julie Singleton has had a very successful career as a family lawyer, she's an author, media identity and mother. In this conversation she and I discuss what it's like to find yourself Suddenly Separated.
One of my sons wanted to enter an advertising industry contest. He asked me what I thought would be the best product he could choose to show off his creative abilities. I advised him to go Public Service Announcement. The point about PSAs is that the normal rules of what is acceptable by way of … Continue reading Shysters in Skirts, Social Issues, Razor Blades…