Divorce

Articles about divorce.

19 11, 2019

The blame game – Divorce

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The current law surrounding divorce has faced criticism for inciting a culture of blame between divorcing couples. The options for divorce under The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 require one party to be at ‘fault’, with no options for a split based on mutual agreement, or simply upon the parties having fallen out of love. Currently, if the parties choose not to place the fault on one party, they must instead stay married until they have been separated for a [...]

6 07, 2019

Divorce Finances

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Finalise your finances before you finalise your divorce A divorce financial consent order is the legally binding document, prepared with the consent of both parties to a divorce that sets out what you have agreed in relation to your matrimonial finances. They usually provide for a clean break, meaning once the order is approved by a court the parties cannot make any further claims under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. However, a consent order can also include provisions for further payments after the [...]

27 11, 2015

FAQ Divorce

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Are you thinking of getting divorced? We are sure that you will have many questions for us, here are a few of the most common questions received answered for you.   Q How long do I need to have been married for before I can start divorce proceedings? A You must have been married for at least 12 months before you are able to start your divorce.   Q Things are amicable, can you represent myself and my spouse? [...]

10 11, 2015

Non-material disclosure in divorce.

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As recent as last month it was reported in the media, and so many of you will be aware, of the cases of Varsha Gohil and Alison Sharland. These two ex-wives won their long battle in the Supreme Court on 15 October 2015, and we now await the knock on effect the final Judgment will have. Both cases mentioned redefine the law as well as clarify the procedure in divorce related financial cases where one spouse alleges that the [...]

6 08, 2015

Divorce Court Fees – What’s going on?

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The Government has announced that the Court fee associated with divorce proceedings is set to rise from £410.00 to £550.00 in England and Wales.  This equates to a rise of £140.00. The Ministry of Justice have advised that the fee increase is necessary, and will ensure that those who are rich will pay more, whilst those who are less wealthy will still be able to rely on a more generous fee remission from the Court after providing their financial [...]

27 07, 2015

Pre-nuptial agreements – shall we bother?

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About to get married to the love of your life whilst making plans for how assets and finances should be split upon divorce isn’t always appealing.  However, for some it is important to think about these things and come to a decision early on with your spouse to be, in the event of possible relationship breakdown.  Normally, one party will wish to protect assets that have been acquired prior to the marriage, outlining in an agreement that they should not [...]