Press reports say the divorce between Ben Goldsmith, the son of the billionaire financier Sir James Goldsmith and his wife Kate, scion to the Rothschild financial dynasty, is likely to be the very first high-profile clash of the ‘twitter generation’ to be played out in the courts…
Deborah Jeff, Head of Household at Seddons Solicitors in London and one of the Best Divorce Lawyers In The UK, comments: “With social media, the drawback is that the outcomes are immediate. As soon as it’s out there in the ether, it’s almost impossible to retract. It’s consistently excellent help not to correspond by social media or text when the temp is riding high – exactly what appears like a good concept at the time can be disastrous after reflection. Following a dignified silence is the greatest assistance when matters are so fresh, and that extends to social media. Else the ‘innocent party’ dangers criticism too for not putting the finest interests of the young children initially.
“A good measuring tool is always to ask: ‘Would I desire my kids to see these comments?’ If not, think once again before broadcasting one’s dirty cleaning in the social media public. It’s not uncommon nowadays to see in a divorce petition criticism of comments on Facebook or Twitter however tempting as it is, silence is the best response.
“Their relevant attorneys will definitely be working to keep the temp down and, being a high-profile couple, also to keep any type of additional news of this divorce passing to the press. The focus throughout will certainly be just what is in the greatest interests of their 3 incredibly young youngsters. This need not end up a bitterly fought divorce through the Courts. They will be recommended to take into consideration mediation with a view to settling matters quickly, expense successfully and to promote better communication both during and post-divorce.
“If they entered into a prenuptial agreement, the beginning point will certainly be for the monetary settlement deal to be in conformity with those terms. However, the prenup can be varied if it doesn’t make appropriate financial provision for the young children. Both parties will certainly have been advised to review their prenup if and when young children were born to ensure the monetary settlement deal in the occasion of divorce were acceptable.
“If there was no prenuptial contract, the Court will definitely need to consider a list of elements prior to making any type 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 top priority, the requirements of the kids and both parties. Standard of living will even be pertinent however bearing in mind the wide range of their particular family members, there is little risk right here of a reduced requirement of living post-divorce.”
Notes to Editors
London divorce solicitor/divorce attorney, Deborah Jeff, is a intense legal analyst of high-profile divorces and marriages in the media and has specialised as a Family members Attorney throughout her 17-year profession, with the majority of her work being complicated financial disagreements within divorce.
She acts for and supplies divorce guidance to customers from several different backgrounds, featuring those in the media and entertainment globe and is recognized for dealing with the most elaborate of monetary disputes, frequently with offshore trust frameworks and tough tax concerns.
Seddons is a 20-year-old central London law company (based at 5 Portman Square) with a total of over 70 staff, consisting of 19 partners.
Chambers notes ‘This team offers clients the complete array of family members services, and is especially indicated for its knowledge on divorce proceedings’ and the Legal 500 states ‘Deborah Jeff delivers an outstanding level of service at Seddons’.