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Peter Andre named in QVC presenters divorce

Squeaky clean Australian reality TV and pop star Peter Andre has been named in the divorce papers of a QVC presenter after allegedly bombarding the presenter’s wife with flirty text messages. Lee Clark, a host for shopping channel QVC, claims he was driven to file for divorce after discovering that Andre had allegedly exchanged over… View Article

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    Squeaky clean Australian reality TV and pop star Peter Andre has been named in the divorce papers of a QVC presenter after allegedly bombarding the presenter’s wife with flirty text messages.

    Lee Clark, a host for shopping channel QVC, claims he was driven to file for divorce after discovering that Andre had allegedly exchanged over 100 texts with his presenter wife Pollyanna Woodward on their first wedding anniversary in October.

    Clark goes on to accuse the Mysterious Girl hitmaker of sending his wife numerous gifts after meeting her at a dinner earlier this year.

    He tells Britain’s News of the World tabloid, “One of the messages he sent my wife said, ‘I’m lying in my six foot bed all alone too.’ In another text, Polly told Peter, ‘Love you millions. Can’t wait to go shopping for your xmas pressie. We’ll have loads of fun and a great day.’

    “That’s why I’m divorcing her and naming Peter in the petition. This marriage was perfect until he started texting my wife. We were blissfully happy. But he turned her head and then her heart.”

    A representative for Andre insists the singer broke off all contact with Woodward after finding out she was married, saying, “They’ve never so much as kissed or held hands.”

    What does adultery mean?

    Before no-fault divorce replaced the old divorce system in April 2022 adultery was one of the most common grounds for divorce in the UK.

    But what does adultery mean? Adultery is legally defined in UK divorce law as “a spouse having sexual intercourse with someone of the opposite sex and that the other spouse cannot continue to live with them.”

    Therefore, meeting in secret, kissing, heavy petting, any online relationship including texting, sexting, webcam or virtual sex or indeed anything less than a full sexual relationship would not have been classed as adultery by the divorce court in England or Wales.

    However, all of that is now immaterial as it is no longer necessary, or even possible to submit a divorce application on the grounds of adultery, due to the new ‘no-fault’ divorce law in England & Wales.

    Moreover, under the old divorce system the grounds for divorce or behaviour of a spouse were rarely, if ever taken into consideration when deciding who gets what in a divorce financial settlement.

    Do Grounds for Divorce Affect the Financial Settlement?

    No-Fault Divorce Is Now Divorce Law

    The divorce law in England and Wales has changed to give way for a no-fault divorce. This means you no longer need to wait for a period of 2 years of separation or blame one party for the breakdown of your marriage. What’s more, it is no longer possible for your spouse to contest the divorce, allowing the divorce to proceed without friction or additional costs.

    Speak to our friendly team on Live Chat for quick and reliable answers to your questions or call us on 01793 384 029 for no obligation information and advice on how no-fault divorce works.

    Key changes to know about No-Fault Divorce

    Here is a breakdown of the key divorce law changes that came into effect on 6 April 2022.

    • Couples can make a joint application for divorce – The first change is that divorce proceedings no longer must be initiated by one partner alone. Instead, a couple can make a joint application. While that may seem like a technical measure, supporters of the new law argue that it removes an in-built imbalance that undermines attempts to split amicably.
    • Minimum of 20 weeks cooling off period – The law lays down a minimum allowable period of 20 weeks between the initial application and the conditional order, and another six weeks between the conditional and final orders. That means that even the quickest divorce will take at least six months to complete.
    • Divorce SettlementsIt is recommended that the mandatory 20 weeks reflection period is used to discuss and agree arrangements like a financial settlement if the split is inevitable.
    • Divorce can be granted without blame – The previous list of five permissible ways to prove the breakdown of marriage has been replaced by a single mechanism. Now all that’s required is for at least one spouse to provide a legal statement to say the marriage has broken down irretrievably. This statement counts as conclusive evidence and cannot be contested.
    • Legal Terminology – Some of the terms used in the divorce process have been updated. For example, decree nisi is now called conditional order and decree absolute is called final order.

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    This post was written by Mark Keenan. Editor of the Divorce Online Blog and Managing Director of Online Legal Service Ltd. Mark has been writing about divorce and related subjects for over 20+ years and is an expert in legal marketing.