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12 Nov 07 #6431 by Fiona
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It's tedious reading the unedifying details of celebrity divorces and I despair at the media reporting such stuff ad infinitum! :(

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12 Nov 07 #6439 by Vail
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No one knows what goes on behind other people's closed doors and the media protray whoever they want in whatever light they feel appropriate at the time.

It's easy for the papers/TV to have a go at Heather Mills or Prince Charles and substantiate it, after all no one is a saint, but surely their divorces are a matter for them. I don't understand how it is possibly in the 'public interest' for it to be reported in the papers. There is plenty more important news that is shelved to make space for what is basically gossip.

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12 Nov 07 #6444 by Sera
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Vail wrote:

I don't understand how it is possibly in the 'public interest' for it to be reported in the papers.


Me 'finks HEATHER MILLS is cockney rhyming slang for
LEGAL BILLS!!! :laugh:

Vail, I'm not yer average 'News-of-the-screws' reader; however, as someone that doesn't wish to spend my childs inheritence on Divorcing, (through an antiquated legal justice system that has no place in the emotional turmoil during Divorce; and if anything only triggers more bitterness, poverty and chaos to families) I for one am very interested to see that even with millions thrown at their lawyers; they still can't find a resolution!

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12 Nov 07 #6450 by Vail
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Sera,

Good one about the rhyming slang!

The divorce procedure is based on getting the two parties to sort things out between them, themselves. Unfortunately, ignorant people like myself start the divorce with an outdated and erroneous idea of the law; that it is fair, that it is just and that it is on the side of the law abiding.

The Law knows full well that it can actually do bugger all except hammer the law-abiding so it purposefully draws out the legal procedure and the solicitors cannot help but make money in such instance. In most case the misery gets so great that parties settle before the Final Hearing.

Heather Mills and the colossal (by our standards) amount of money spent is a case in point. No matter how much money is spent, no matter how many Court orders are obtained, a divorce can only be settled in practical terms by the agreement of the parties. This is diificult if there is acrimony and the latter takes timne to fade, so the chances of an agreed settlement increase with time.

I find the whole process is sad and depressing no matter who seems right and who seems wrong and how much money they have.

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12 Nov 07 #6455 by Camberwick green
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Whatever has happened has happened between them, who knows what really happened!

This is my second Divorce and outsiders said they thought me and both my husbands were really 'together' and were 'surprised' by the splits!

Hence it doesn't surprise me one bit about any marrital splits/relationship break-ups, and i am not relly arsed about how when or why.

I finished reading a book yesterday and one of the last paragraphs they author said something very true, News not news anymore its all about selling the most copies and which one had the juciest gossip whether it is true or not...

So who knows!

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