Tue 3 Jul 2012
Press reports say the divorce between Ben Goldsmith, the son of the billionaire financier Sir James Goldsmith and his wife Kate, heir to the Rothschild financial dynasty, is likely to be the 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 downside is that the results are immediate. When it’s out there in the ether, it’s virtually impossible to retract. It’s consistently good help not to communicate by social media or text when the temp is riding high – just what appears like a great concept at the time can be disastrous 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’ dangers criticism too for not placing the finest interests of the children first.
“A excellent measuring tool is consistently to ask: ‘Would I wish my youngsters to see these comments?’ If not, think once again prior to broadcasting one’s filthy cleaning in the social media public. It’s not uncommon nowadays to see in a divorce request criticism of remarks on Facebook or Twitter but appealing as it is, silence is the best reaction.
“Their relevant attorneys will certainly be working to keep the temp down and, being a high-profile couple, also to keep any type of further news of this divorce leaking to the press. The importance throughout will be what is in the best interests of their three extremely young kids. This need not end up a bitterly battled divorce through the Courts. They will be suggested to consider mediation with a view to settling matters quickly, price efficiently and to recommend more desirable communication both throughout and post-divorce.
“If they entered into a prenuptial agreement, the starting point will certainly be for the economic settlement to be in accordance with those terms. Nonetheless, the prenup can easily be differed if it doesn’t make suitable financial provision for the youngsters. Both parties will have been advised to examine their prenup if and when young children were born to ensure the financial settlement in the occasion of divorce were reasonable.
“If there was no prenuptial contract, the Court will certainly need to take into consideration a checklist of factors before making any monetary order, such as the ages of the parties, the length of the marital relationship, their relevant contributions both economic and non-financial and, as a concern, the demands of the young children and both parties. Standard of living will additionally be important however bearing in mind the wide range of their relevant households, there is little risk here of a lowered standard of living post-divorce.”
Notes to Editors
London divorce solicitor/divorce lawyer, Deborah Jeff, is a keen legal analyst of high-profile divorces and marital relationships in the media and has specialized as a Household Attorney throughout her 17-year profession, with the bulk of her work being complicated economic conflicts within divorce.
She acts for and delivers divorce help to customers from several different backgrounds, including those in the media and amusement world and is understood for handling the most elaborate of financial disagreements, typically with offshore trust frameworks and hard tax issues.
Seddons is a 20-year-old central London law company (based at 5 Portman Square) with a total of over 70 personnel, including 19 partners.
Chambers indicates ‘This group offers clients the full array of household services, and is particularly indicated for its experience on divorce proceedings’ and the Legal 500 says ‘Deborah Jeff provides an exceptional degree of service at Seddons’.