Friday, January 23, 2009


I'm still a bit behind with blogging, but at last I have managed to get all my papers to my accountant so he can work out how much tax I'm due to pay at the end of the month so hopefully I'll have a bit more time.There are one or two stories and blogs worth mentioning.

Following on from The Ancillary Actuary's earlier debate about women loosing out on pensions in divorce last weekend The Independent carried an article The better halves who get the worst of it when romance dies looking at the problem. David Lister, a partner at law firm Mishcon de Reya, raises the point that a wife will need a greater percentage of the pension fund as it has to go longer.

Continuing the pension theme in a judgement M-D v D [2008] EWHC 1929 (Fam) recently released in England a wife successfully appealed an ancillary relief order on basis that the order had failed to make sufficient provision for her pension and the husband ordered to pay further lump sum of £35,000. Thanks to John Bolch of Family Lore Focus for the lead on this and also a post Ever Heard of NAPOD? Divorce : The Blog about…Divorce

This is about a trade body for companies who provide online divorce services but are not regulated. However, it appears there is just one company behind this who are promoting it as a reason to use their service over any other.

Incidently John Bolch has started a new Family Lore Focus Forum.

Finally in The Times article How to make divorce feel great Amanda Lynch looks at a London-based service called Divorce Support. Its founder, Charlotte Friedman, was a family law barrister for 25 years, before training as a therapist, and now offers individual therapy or group sessions for fellow divorcees.


John Bolch 23 January, 2009 06:49  

Many thanks for the mentions! I do hope that the forum will take off, as I really think it could be a useful resource.

Fiona 23 January, 2009 18:59  

Thanks, I hope so too.

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