September 8, 2020

The Family Court has divided a divorcing couple’s marital assets in roughly equal shares, although they had spent so much on their acrimonious dispute that there was very little money left.

The couple had been married for nearly 22 years and had three children before se...

July 7, 2020

A wife has been granted permission to use confidential documents in her divorce proceedings even though they were not obtained legitimately.

The case involved a couple who divorced in 2016. A financial order was made in favour of the wife, but the husband failed to pay.


June 29, 2020

The government has confirmed that no fault divorces will be available from autumn next year.

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill has finished its passage through the House of Commons but it will not come into effect immediately “because time needs to be allowed...

June 17, 2020

Divorcing couples are far less likely than they were 10 years ago to cite adultery as the reason for the breakdown of their marriage, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The figures reveal that adultery was cited in 9,205 divorces in 2018, compared wi...

May 19, 2020

The government has published its new bill designed to reform divorce law and “remove the need for separating couples to blame one another for the breakdown of their marriage”.

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill represents the biggest shake-up of divorce laws i...

May 13, 2020

The announcement that the Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn are to divorce has thrown the media spotlight on to pre-nuptial agreements.

It was widely reported that the separation is amicable with the couple agreeing to share custody of their two childr...

April 29, 2020

The Marriage Foundation says that the divorce rate for couples who married after 2017 is set to fall by 22% over the next 15 years.

The foundation conducted a wide-ranging survey across Europe. It found that divorce rates are falling in several countries, with the UK le...

April 20, 2020

There are very limited circumstances in which a court will revisit a final order in an financial settlement alongside a divorce.

One option is to appeal against a final order, there are very limited circumstances in which an appeal will have prospects of success.


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