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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.

Anoth...

April 17, 2020

A judge had been wrong to order that a wife should pay rent to her former husband after she continued living in the marital home following their divorce.

That was the decision of the High Court in a case involving banker Kerim Derhalli and Jayne Richardson Derhalli.

Mr D...

March 18, 2020

A husband has won his appeal against a judge’s decision that allowed his wife a second chance to improve her divorce settlement. The case involved a couple who

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