Press reports state the divorce between Ben Goldsmith, the son of the billionaire financier Sir James Goldsmith and his wife Kate, successor to the Rothschild banking dynasty, is most 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, remarks: “With social media, the downside is that the outcomes are instantaneous. As soon as it’s out there in the ether, it’s virtually impossible to retract. It’s consistently really good guidance not to connect by social media or text when the temp is riding high – just what appears like a excellent 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’ risks criticism too for not putting the best interests of the young children first.
“A excellent measuring tool is constantly to ask: ‘Would certainly I want my kids to see these remarks?’ If not, think once again prior to broadcasting one’s filthy washing in the social media public. It’s not unusual nowadays to see in a divorce petition criticism of remarks on Facebook or Twitter but tempting as it is, silence is the best response.
“Their particular lawyers will definitely be working to keep the temp down and, being a high-profile couple, even to keep any further news of this divorce leaking to the press. The focus throughout will definitely be exactly what is in the best interests of their 3 very young youngsters. This need not end up a bitterly battled divorce through the Courts. They will be encouraged to think of mediation with a view to settling matters quickly, cost successfully and to encourage better communication both during and post-divorce.
“If they entered into a prenuptial agreement, the starting point will definitely be for the monetary settlement deal to be in conformity with those terms. Nevertheless, the prenup can easily be varied if it doesn’t make ideal economic provision for the kids. Both parties will have been advised to examine their prenup if and when kids were born to guarantee the monetary settlement deal in the event of divorce were acceptable.
“If there was no prenuptial agreement, the Court will definitely need to think of a checklist of aspects before making any economic order, such as the ages of the parties, the length of the marriage, their respective contributions both economic and non-financial and, as a top priority, the demands of the kids and both parties. Requirement of living will certainly also be essential however bearing in mind the wide range of their particular family members, there is little risk right here of a lower standard of living post-divorce.”
Notes to Editors
London divorce solicitor/divorce lawyer, Deborah Jeff, is a intense legal commentator of high-profile divorces and marriages in the media and has specialized as a Family Attorney throughout her 17-year profession, with the majority of her work being complicated economic conflicts within divorce.
She acts for and offers divorce guidance to clients from many different backgrounds, consisting of those in the media and entertainment world and is understood for managing the most elaborate of financial quarrels, often with offshore trust structures 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, featuring 19 partners.
Chambers indicates ‘This team offers customers the complete selection of household services, and is especially noted for its expertise on divorce procedures’ and the Legal 500 states ‘Deborah Jeff delivers an exceptional level of service at Seddons’.