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Road to end blame game divorces’ starts

Legislation to stop divorcing couples blaming each other for the breakdown of their marriage has begun its passage through Parliament. In one of the biggest shake-ups of divorce laws for 50 years, the Divorce,…

Are temperatures and tempers rising?

Are temperatures and tempers rising?

Continental Europe has been basking in a heatwave and after a very wet spring, summer may just have arrived in the UK. It is probable that you have already pre-booked your summer holidays abroad or you may be planning…

Plans to change decades’ old divorce laws

Plans to change decades’ old divorce laws

Divorcing couples will no longer be forced to play the blame game under legislative reform being proposed by the Government. Justice Secretary David Gauke has said laws for no-fault divorce will be introduced as…

It’s (apparently) the most wonderful time of the year!

It’s (apparently) the most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, or so the song goes, but for some couples, the thought of spending time with their other half for a prolonged period of “fake fun” is just too much…

How legislation moulds our lives

How legislation moulds our lives

There is a catchily titled bill going through Parliament at the moment called “The Civil Partnerships Marriages and Deaths (registration etc) Bill 2017 to 2019”. Whilst the title is not necessarily going to grab…

Divorce and pensions – full and frank disclosure

Divorce and pensions – full and frank disclosure

Pensions have never been a more important consideration for divorcing couples. The family home is often considered to be the most valuable asset, but pensions can be a forgotten income and potentially the second…

Divorce – is it time to overhaul the law?

Divorce – is it time to overhaul the law?

The case of Tini Owens highlights an urgent need for an overhaul of current Divorce Law. The ruling will mean Tini will now have to wait until 2020 to be granted a divorce. Tini is unable to get a divorce for a…

Husband succeeds on wife’s maintenance claim

Husband succeeds on wife’s maintenance claim

Today the Supreme Court has handed down a Judgment allowing an appeal by a former husband against a decision of the Court of Appeal to increase his former wife’s maintenance because she had mismanaged her finances…