Monthly Archives: April 2015

Social Media Causes Divorce

This is The Daily Mirror, but even so it raises an issue that is now talked about a lot in Divorce and Separation. We’re told in the linked article that ‘One in seven Brits have contemplated divorce because of their other halves’ activities on social media’ and ‘Almost a quarter of the 2,000 asked said […]




You have to share the money honey

The recent landmark decision by the Family Court overturns a long-held assumption that family wealth naturally belongs to men and that men’s work is worth more than women’s work, is a breakthrough in bringing equality and justice to wives when long marriages break down. But Monday’s reporting of this landmark case by The Australian perpetuates […]




Which parent gets to go to the 21st birthday party?

I was recently chatting with one of my friends, Jenny, who was feeling apprehensive about attending her nephew’s 21st birthday on the weekend.  Her brother-in-law and sister-in-law had had an acrimonious divorce five years earlier and were still not on speaking terms. The planning for the 21st had become another opportunity to play out all […]




World’s best value divorce

How do you get that? Some people think it is by finding the cheapest deal in town, others think it is when the winner takes all (as long as they are the winner). At MELCA, we think it is when you manage to separate with your integrity intact, when you have been listened to, when […]




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