Date: 11 April 2019

Changes to divorce laws – what does it mean?

new divorce law

The government this week has announced proposed changes to divorce laws which will allow couples to divorce without blaming the other party, in a move which will hopefully allow for more amicable separations. This will change laws that have been in existence for 50 years and is a change that family law professionals and experts have been campaigning for years to be introduced. Under current law, the person starting the divorce has to rely of one of five grounds to prove that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. For couples who have been separated for less than 2 years, the only…

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Date: 14 September 2018

How can I get a fair divorce settlement?

The best agreement you can reach upon divorce, is one that both you and your spouse are happy with. However, there are some points that you need to take into account before you make your final decision. The need for full and frank disclosure There is a duty on both parties to give full and frank disclosure of their positions, including their income, assets and pensions. The purpose of the disclosure is to make sure that each party knows as much as possible about the other parties’ financial position. Without this information it is difficult for you to know what is…

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Date: 15 January 2013

40 Something…

2011 saw 42% of marriages end in divorce according to The Office for National Statistics. The number of divorces in England and Wales for this year was 117,558 – this was highest among men and women aged 40 to 44.

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