Deborah Jeff, Head of Family members at Seddons Solicitors in London and one of the greatest divorce lawyers in the UK, comments: “With social media, the disadvantage is that the results are instantaneous. Once it’s out there in the ether, it’s practically impossible to retract. It’s constantly good help not to connect by social media or text when the temp is riding high – just what appears like a good concept at the time can be devastating after reflection. Following a dignified silence is the finest assistance when matters are so fresh, and that extends to social media. Else the ‘innocent party’ risks criticism too for not placing the greatest interests of the children first.
“A good measuring device is consistently to ask: ‘Would I want my youngsters to see these opinions?’ If not, think once again before broadcasting one’s grubby washing in the social media public. It’s not uncommon nowadays to see in a divorce petition criticism of remarks on Facebook or Twitter however appealing as it is, silence is the greatest reaction.
“Their particular lawyers will certainly be working to keep the temp down and, being a high-profile couple, even to keep any further news of this divorce passing to the press. The focus throughout will definitely be what is in the best interests of their three extremely young youngsters. This need not end up a bitterly fought divorce through the Courts. They will be recommended to consider mediation with a view to settling matters rapidly, price successfully and to recommend far better communication both during and post-divorce.
“If they entered into a prenuptial agreement, the beginning point will certainly be for the economic settlement to be in accordance with those terms. Nevertheless, the prenup can easily be differed if it doesn’t make appropriate monetary provision for the youngsters. Both parties will have been advised to review their prenup if and when young children were born to ensure the monetary settlement in the occasion of divorce were acceptable.
“If there was no prenuptial agreement, the Court will certainly require to take into consideration a checklist of factors before making any sort of economic order, such as the ages of the parties, the length of the marriage, their particular contributions both financial and non-financial and, as a priority, the needs of the youngsters and both parties. Standard of living will certainly also be relevant however bearing in mind the plethora of their particular families, there is little hazard right here of a lower standard of living post-divorce.”
Notes to Editors
London divorce solicitor/divorce Deborah Jeff, is a intense legal commentator of high-profile divorces and marriages in the media and has actually specialized as a Family Lawyer throughout her 17-year job, with the bulk of her work being complex monetary conflicts within divorce.
She acts for and delivers divorce guidance to customers from several different backgrounds, featuring those in the media and amusement globe and is recognized for dealing with the most elaborate of monetary quarrels, frequently with offshore trust structures and complicated tax issues.