Think long and hard about divorce, lawyers say


The Mail talks to high profile female lawyers about divorce. Helen Ward, a partner at Stewarts, who has handled many celebrity separations, says people going through difficulties “need to explore whether their love really has died and their marriage really is over. Divorce carries a health warning and I think everybody ought to think about this long and hard before they do it.” Also profiled are Davina Katz, a partner at Schillings, Sandra Davis, head of the family department at Mishcon de Reya, Diana Parker, a senior partner at Withers and Adele Pledger, an associate at Withers. Ms Katz says where money is concerned, “the more there is, the greater the avarice” with the fight for more driven by revenge and anger. Ms Parker advocates continued intimacy to keep marriages healthy. Divorce lawyers appear to agree that, alth ough they may not be better at choosing spouses, they probably have a lower incidence of divorce. A day job full of antagonism and loathing drives them to go home and invest in their marriages.

Daily Mail, Page: 33-35

Posted 09/04/2018