Judith's Divorce Blog comprises reflections and emotions associated with divorce, separation, and related topics, as perceived by a divorce attorney but presented from a unique angle. The posts are intermingled with press releases and campaign material issued by Resolution--an organization of lawyers who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters.
Back in December 2007 I wrote an entry on this blog about a Christmas crèche in Austria. It seems that the idea has caught on and this year we have seen a similar project launched in Carmarthen, with one to follow at the weekend in Manchester. Comfortable settees, magazines, sport on large TV screens and electronic games, it sounds like boys’ heaven; a haven where men retreat to whilst their other halves get stuck into some serious Christmas shopping. To work like a crèche the men must presumably be deposited and collected by their wives or long term partners. In 2007 I pondered on the outcome if their spouse failed to collect them; in 2015 I wonder what will happen if the men quite simply don’t want to leave!
Family Law Reconnaissance Tour
I returned from India this week where, as well as seeing the sights, I felt it to be my duty to undertake a reconnaissance mission on behalf of former family law colleagues. In the event that any may be seeking a change of scene then I can reliably confirm with photographic evidence that:Delhi has a designated family court albeit with a removable sign;Modern offices for firms of lawyers abound;Barristers’ chambers occupy historic buildings with rickety stairs.Home from home, I guess!
It has taken me some time, eighteen years to be precise, but I have finally read "Larry's Party," by Carol Shields which was first published in 1997. It is the touching story of a male florist who develops a penchant for mazes and experiences two divorces along the path of a successful business career. There may be touches of humour but it is essentially an emotional experience in which the author seeks to share the thoughts and feelings of a very ordinary man's life. I suspect it's a book best avoided by family lawyers and their clients for it fails to dwell on processes and instead concentrates on feelings. However and whilst I'm a firm believer in fiction mirroring the reality we find too hard to describe, this is no self-help book but rather the life-journey of a contemporary man (albeit, and because of my dilatory reading speed, of the last century).I do wonder, however, is there really anybody out there who has invited not one but two ex-wives to the same party?
- Oct 16, 2015 The House of Social Media
- Sep 04, 2015 Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Aug 21, 2015 A Spark of Solace
- Aug 05, 2015 Remote Control
- Jul 31, 2015 An Upgrade
- Jul 18, 2015 Special Places
- Jul 13, 2015 Match Point
- Jul 09, 2015 In the Clink
- Jul 07, 2015 Grexit
- Jun 24, 2015 Kids in the Middle
- Jun 05, 2015 Magna Carta
- May 10, 2015 Statistics on Divorce Across the Years
- May 07, 2015 The Power of an X
- May 06, 2015 A Dream Job
- Apr 30, 2015 Not Guilty in Hong Kong
- Apr 27, 2015 Election Promises
- Mar 12, 2015 Media Melt-Down
- Feb 22, 2015 Spread
- Feb 01, 2015 The Pub Landlord's Family Friendly Policies
- Jan 16, 2015 Pigeonhole Books
- Jan 13, 2015 The Rat Pack
- Jan 11, 2015 The Sugar Plantation
- Dec 22, 2014 Christmas Contests
- Dec 13, 2014 The Monster-in-Law
- Nov 22, 2014 The Standardisation of English