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No fault divorce: pros and cons

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Since April 2022, couples in England and Wales have been able to take advantage of a new ‘no fault’ divorce process, under the terms of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020. This represents a significant change to how divorce works in England and Wales, so it is important for…


How to find a good divorce lawyer in the UK

In this blog we cover what a good divorce looks like and what makes a good divorce lawyer. With the Good Divorce Week campaign organised by Resolution, the UK’s leading network for family lawyers taking place from 28 November to 2 December it’s an ideal time to delve into the…


How to prepare for divorce

Ending your marriage is a major event that will have consequences for many areas of your life. Unfortunately, many people are not fully aware of what those consequences may be and it is not uncommon for people to start divorce proceedings without fully understanding all of the ways it may…


Can I get a prenup after marriage?

couple holding hands

This is a question we’re hearing from more and more couples. In some instances, it’s when we tell them they have left it too late to get a prenup before marriage. While you cannot get a prenup after marriage, there is good news. There is an equivalent that can be…


Am I entitled to spousal maintenance?

Am I entitled to spousal maintenance

When a couple separates, whether one party is entitled to claim spousal maintenance from the other is a common concern. There are several factors that need to be considered: Length of marriage Whether each party is working The ages of the parties Who is looking after any children of the marriage Can…


How to tell children about divorce

Telling children about divorce is never easy, so it is understandable to be worried about this and wonder what the best way to approach the subject is. While each situation is different, there are things you can do to help plan, make the conversation easier and limit any negative impact…


How to tell your husband or wife you want a divorce

Divorce - telling your spouse

The decision to leave a marriage is not an easy one. How to explain your position to your husband or wife is often more harrowing than coming to the realisation that your marriage is over. If you are in this position, being prepared can make telling your spouse that you…


How to divorce amicably in 6 easy steps

At first glance, you may think the words “amicable” and “divorce” don’t belong in the same sentence. By its very nature, a divorce means that two people no longer want to be together and have decided to go their separate ways. If everything was fine between them, this would not be the…


Divorce advice and tips for women and mothers in the UK

Mother and children

Divorce can be challenging for anyone, but there are particular issues which can impact women and mothers going through divorce in particular. Being prepared can make the whole divorce experience much smoother and less stressful, as well as help to ensure you get a better outcome for your future. In…


Divorce advice and tips for men and dads in the UK

Divorce Tips for Men | Divorce Tips for Dads

Divorce isn’t easy for anyone involved. The husband and wife, kids, grandparents, friends. Everyone will be affected in different ways. The key thing is to navigate the process and negotiations in as calm a sea as possible. In my experience, dads can often feel like they get the rawest deal…


What does marriage mean legally?

What, actually, is marriage?

What, actually, is marriage? This is going to seem unromantic but, the reality is, marriage is a legal arrangement. The wedding is where you have the lovely dress, friends and family celebrating, big cake, first dance and the rest of it, but marriage is a legally binding contract. What changes…


Who gets to stay in the house during separation?

As family lawyers, we are often asked ‘Can my husband ask me to leave our house?’ and ‘What right do I have to stay in the family home when we split?’ This blog attempts to provide answers to these questions and provide advice on the steps you might take. Separating…


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