January 30, 2020

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has issued guidance on how couples should deal with cross border divorce after the UK leaves the European Union.

It says that if your divorce is making its way through the courts in England or Wales at the time the UK leaves the EU then you...

January 23, 2020

The breakdown of your marriage is likely to be one of the most stressful events in your life.

Few people want to add to that stress by having to face the pressures of going to court during divorce proceedings. Thankfully, court can usually be avoided if both husband and...

January 16, 2020

Mixed-sex couples can now enter into civil partnerships if they wish as an alternative to marriage.

The new right came into effect on December 31 last year under the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019. Completing the legislation was one...

January 13, 2020

The government is to revive its no-fault divorce bill that was shelved in November because of the proroguing of the last parliament and the General Election.

Now that the Conservative government has been returned, a new bill is to be introduced in the coming year.

There...

November 5, 2019

Most people go through months if not years of soul-searching before finally deciding they want a divorce.

There are so many factors to consider including children, money, your home…and even if your marriage really is over. You may find counselling or mediation helpful,...

October 22, 2019

A wife was entitled to a financial settlement from her husband that reflected British law even though their divorce was granted abroad.

That was the decision of the High Court in a case involving an Omani man and Lebanese woman.

The couple had been married for 12 years a...

October 10, 2019

It may be the hardest decision you ever have to take in your life. It would not be surprising if you agonised for months, even years, over whether your marriage is salvageable, or whether you should file for a divorce.

You will probably have talked over your relationshi...

August 22, 2019

No one goes into a marriage expecting it to fail, yet the sad truth is that two out of five couples end up getting divorced.

For many people it’s the most stressful experience of their lives, something they only do reluctantly after months or even years of soul searchin...

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