Tuesday, 22 October 2013




JMC: The First Instalment : 

Born into a Bloodhorse Illiterate Family:

Parents Married in 1936.

This particular marriage broke down in the 1950’s.  Involving three teenage daughters. 

The mother packed up and left the family home taking their three daughters with her.

The mother’s aim and purpose to get a divorce and to sort out an everyday maintenance deal with the father. The mother felt total shattered. It seemed like she would never get over it until the day she died. Which is about what happened. 

She got for herself a male solicitor, along with his male accountant. Two for the price of one, it could be said. “The Complete Legal Package “.

It could be said that the three teenage daughters, the eldest twins, and their younger sister had lost the two people they most needed in all the world to guide them through their teens and twenties. The toughest years of all in every young persons life. Finishing exams at boarding school. Choosing a career. And starting out in the real world to earn a living in their own right. That was the theory, anyway.

    The high octane, in practice emotional side however was a very different kettle of fish. The male solicitor with his male accountant side kick, quick to recognise and manipulate the financial benefits likely to come their way if they played their cards right. The 1950’s to the 1970’s over twenty years it took for a divorce settlement to come through. Four years before the father's death in 1977. And 18 years before the mother's death in 1995.  

 “The Complete Legal Package ”
Divorce in England and Wales is allowed on the ground that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 specifies that the marriage may be found to have irretrievably broken down if one of the following is established: Adultery. ... Separation, agreed divorce (two years)