Tag: Divorce

Divorce reform should be pushed through – for the sake of the children

Divorce reform should be pushed through – for the sake of the children separating with children

A recent poll carried out by YouGov has highlighted the fact that people are keen for divorce reforms to be implemented, to reduce the impact that divorce under the current rules can have on many people, especially children. Resolution, an organisation of 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach […]

Separating when you have children –

Separating when you have children – separating with children

The end of a relationship can be a difficult time for everybody involved, and that includes the children of the family. However, it’s much easier to make arrangements amicably between both parents than it is to apply to the court for a child arrangement order. Unfortunately, it’s a common problem that when parents separate, they […]

Parliament looking into no fault divorce laws

Parliament looking into no fault divorce laws divorce-separation

Divorce law came a step closer to its first reform in fifty years last month, after draft legislation was published asking Parliament to consider the idea of ‘no-fault divorce’ Experts realised that the current laws about divorce can lead to extra conflict and make break ups more painful than they need to be, so after […]

Supreme Court decision on payment of extra rental costs

Supreme Court decision on payment of extra rental costs sharing-financial-assets

The Supreme Court recently heard an appeal against an order made in the Court of Appeal, which had increased the amount of money paid as periodical payments to his ex-partner.  The case, Mills v Mills [2018] UKSC 38  involved a couple who had divorced in 2002 following a 15 -year marriage. Originally the finances had been agreed […]

Court of Appeal ruling may impact maintenance agreements

Court of Appeal ruling may impact maintenance agreements separating with children

A recent high-profile divorce ruling may have far reaching implications for future payments under maintenance agreements in divorce proceedings. Waggott -vs Waggott, which has been called the ‘meal ticket for life’ case, reached the Court of Appeal recently, where it was decided that the annual maintenance payments Kim Waggott had been awarded for life from […]

Grounds for divorce

Grounds for divorce separating with children

If you want to get divorced, legally you need to come up with a reason – this is called your ‘grounds’ for divorce. It’s important to think carefully about which reason applies to you and your partner before you start proceedings or talk to a family law solicitor who can give you advice if you’re […]