Category: divorce

5 essential legal tasks to carry out during a divorce

5 essential legal tasks to carry out during a divorce family law image - road to divorce, rural road with divorce written on it

Going through separation and divorce is always a difficult time, but there are some things you can do which might make the process smoother. Here are the five essential tasks you need to carry out when you decide on a divorce. The new no-fault divorce procedure removes the need to prove that the marriage has […]

Mediation Voucher Scheme extended to support more families

Mediation Voucher Scheme extended to support more families A man holds wooden blocks with the word Mediator, dispute, problem, conflict. Settlement of disputes by mediator. Dispute Resolution and Mediation. Third party, intermediary.

A new government mediation voucher scheme has been extended to help separating parents resolve disputes without taking them through the courts and is set to help many more families deal with the difficult issues that separation and divorce can create. Earlier in 2021, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) launched the mediation voucher scheme, which offers […]

What happens to pets in a divorce?

What happens to pets in a divorce? dog and a cat - pets in a divorce

  We are a nation of animal lovers, and since the pandemic, more families have decided to buy a pet. A total of 3.2 million UK households have acquired a pet since March 2020, according to the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (as of March 2021) and at the same time, Citizens Advice reports that on […]

Breaking up the family assets when a marriage breaks down

Breaking up the family assets when a marriage breaks down woman removing wedding ring

There’s a certain amount of confusion surrounding what happens to a family’s assets when a couple divorces – especially the marital home. Although in many cases a couple can come to an amicable agreement about what should happen to the things that they owned as a married couple, in some cases, if there’s a dispute, […]

No Fault Divorce Bill receives Royal assent

No Fault Divorce Bill receives Royal assent illustration of no fault divorce bill

  When a marriage breaks down, the parties involved are often driven to blame each other for the breakdown of the relationship in order to achieve a divorce more quickly. It has also been assumed that blaming the other spouse may lead to a better financial settlement or a more favourable agreement over the children. […]

Social Media boasts cost in divorce settlement

Social Media boasts cost in divorce settlement social media wine boast divorce settlement

  Social media has much to answer for; and one property tycoon probably rues the day that he shared images of his lavish lifestyle. The tycoon, who was in the process of obtaining a divorce,  informed his ex that she should sell her engagement ring to maintain her way of life, but the images of […]

Musician’s future income declared exempt from Financial Remedy Agreement

Band royalties and future income of artists are not considered as part of a financial remedy order, according to a recent judgement. A recent case heard considered the case of a bass player in a well-known band, whose income from five separate royalty schemes had to be was assessed by experts. The royalties were from […]

Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill reintroduced

Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill reintroduced Divorce, Dissolution and Marriage Bill illustrated by signing papers

After the original Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill was shelved during the proroguing of parliament and general election of 2019, it was reintroduced into parliament on 7 January 2020. The Bill, which has been designed to put an end to the ‘blame culture’ that surrounds divorce, was one of several to be shelved at the […]

No weight given’ to pre-nuptial agreement in divorce of cosmetics heiress

No weight given’ to pre-nuptial agreement in divorce of cosmetics heiress pre-nuptial-agreement

A recent decision by Mr Justice Mostyn ignored a pre-nuptial agreement between the parties and gave a financial remedies award in favour of a husband despite a pre-existing pre-nuptial agreement.  In the case of Ipecki -v- McConnell, Morgan McConnell (the wife), was great-granddaughter of the founder of Avon Products, and Anil Ipekci (the husband) met […]

Sharing financial assets after separation and divorce

Sharing financial assets after separation and divorce sharing-financial-assets

There are a number of big decisions that need to be made when you are separating from a partner or spouse; if you are married, you will need to work out what your financial assets after separation are, and make sure that they are equally and fairly divided. How to calculate the ‘financial asset pot’  […]