Divorce, separation and finances

What is a Post-Nuptial Agreement?

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In recent years, post-nuptial agreements appear to have become more popular. An agreement dealing with finances after a marriage may seem novel to some, unromantic even, but for those who choose to obtain such a document, they can be both a practical and logical step. More …

No-fault divorce in the headlines again

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Justice Secretary David Gauke has announced that no-fault divorce will be introduced as soon as parliamentary time becomes available. More …

What is adultery?

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It is perhaps not necessary to define adultery as it is commonly used! Interestingly however, the legal definition and use of adultery is complex once considered carefully. Our expert looks in more detail. More …

Research shows that divorced women are financially far worse off than their married counterparts

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New research from mutual insurer Royal London has shown that divorcing women are continuing to lose out on sharing pension wealth upon divorce. More …

Crack down on child maintenance evasion

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It has long been a problem that some non-resident parents avoid paying the correct and fair amount of child maintenance, by arranging their financial affairs in a certain way. Jennifer Williamson looks at a recent case. More …

Reducing family conflict – wherever possible

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As members of Resolution, the Family team at Blake Morgan strive to reduce conflict as far as possible in all cases that are dealt with. This is often made challenging by the current law in respect of divorce. More …

Maintenance is not a "meal ticket for life"

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In a recent case heard by the Court of Appeal, involving a multi-millionaire couple; the Court provided a clear approach for the treatment of earning capacity and the term of spousal maintenance in financial remedy proceedings. More …

Divorce: What can I do if I can't find my spouse? (or if they refuse to respond to the petition)

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Ordinarily, when a couple decide to divorce, there is a dialogue between them as to this and matters surrounding the divorce. However, it can sometimes be the case that a spouse cannot be found. More …

What are the consequences for an ex-spouse if he or she does not pay following a court order?

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Last week the Law Commission released new proposals suggesting that ex-spouses who refuse to pay sums due following their divorce should be banned from travelling abroad. More …