Suddenly Separated VI – divorcee who finds someone new but doesn’t want to risk the assets

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

Suddenly Separated V – Royal ends marriage to sheep shearer “cultural differences”; do sex club visits strengthen marriages.

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.

Suddenly Separated IV – Post Breakup Danger; Rugby League and the Law

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

Suddenly Separated III – unrealistic expectations

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

Suddenly Separated II – the double betrayal

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

Shysters in Skirts, Social Issues, Razor Blades…

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…