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Jane Williams

Kim Kardashian Abandons Show Business For Career in Law

Kim Kardashian, the reality television star whose daily life is followed by 134 million Instagram users is now studying to follow in her Father’s foot steps and become a Lawyer.

 More than 25 years after Robert Kardashian played a leading role in the O J Simpson of Nicole Brown Simpson as a key Defence Lawyer, his daughter has started a four year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco.

Jane Williams

Jeff Bezos, Amazon C.E.O., and MacKenzie Bezos Finalise Divorce.

Jeff Bezos, Amazon's founder and Chief executive, and his wife MacKenzie Bezos have now finalised what is said to be an extremely amicable Divorce.

Jeff Bezos will retain 75% of the couple's Amazon stock together with ownership of the Washington Post and the Blue Origin Space Company. He will also have sole voting rights over the Amazon shares while Mrs Bezos retains various other properties and other assets which are relatively insignificant given the scale of the family business.

Jane Williams

Boris Johnson and Marina Wheeler Formally Announce their Divorce

It has recently been announced that Boris Johnson and Marina Wheeler are divorcing. Ms Wheeler is a  Senior Lawyer and prominent QC and the parties have been married for 25 years. The announcement was made in a joint statement which appeared shortly after a published newspaper article which suggested that Mr Johnson had recently been unfaithful to his wife.

They have of course chosen to Divorce at a time when, Divorce Procedure is being made much simpler and straight forward. It has also been suggested that the claims of infidelity are unlikely to damage the Former Foreign Secretaries Political fortunes and/or his ambitions in respect of a Leadership bid.

Jane Williams

Quick Introduction of No Fault Divorces

No Fault Divorces are to be quickly introduced in order to reduce “conflict” between separating couples and indeed prevent harm being caused to their children.

 David Gauke the Justice Secretary said that current Divorce Laws which have been in place for almost 50 years were “out of touch with modern life” “Marriage is hugely important institution but when a relationship ends it cannot be right that the Law creates or increases conflict between divorcing couples” he said “We think the blame game that currently exists helps nobody; it creates unnecessary antagonism and anxiety at an already trying time for couples”.

Jane Williams

Could Your Divorced Spouse Still Receive Your Pension?

Do you know who will inherit your pension when you die? Do you know how many retirement policies you have and where all your paperwork is? Have you ever updated an "expression of Wishes" form?

Figures recently realeased show that more than 750,000 savers are at risk of leaving their pension to the wrong person, such as a former boyfriend or an ex-wife, simply because they have failed to update paperwork after they have split up.

Pension Schemes typically have an "expression of wishes" form that allow members to name the person they want their benefits to go to when they die.
This beneficiary, can be anybody who is designated at the time and does not need to be a current spouse or partner but indeed, may be a partner at the time, a friend, a flatmate, or somebody with whom the person lived with decades ago.