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Mesher Orders - deciding what will happen to your family home after divorce

When marriages breakdown and couples divorce, there are a number of important financial matters to sort out, including how assets will be divided, how children will be cared for and supported and what should happen to the marital home. Quite often, the wife...

Getting a decree absolute 
- everything you need to know about the final stage of divorce

Married couples wanting to get a divorce in England and Wales are required to follow a fixed divorce process. Quite often, a divorcing couple will want to know how long their divorce is likely to take and how much it is going to cost. This is never an easy...

What is the difference between legal separation and divorce?

If your marriage has broken down, you may want to move ahead with getting divorced as soon as possible, but sometimes it can be helpful to have a period of legal separation before formally ending your marriage. A legal separation can give you time to work...

What is a Child Arrangement Order?

When a couple separates or gets a divorce, it is a stressful time, but it can be made more stressful if they have children and a decision needs to be made about their care and living arrangements. A Child Arrangement Order is a court order in England and...

What happens to the family home after divorce?

Going through a divorce is stressful, not only because your relationship has broken down, but because it can have a massive effect on your living arrangements and finances. If you own a home together, this can make things particularly complex, as you will...

What happens if your spouse won't agree to divorce?

Going through the divorce process can be a difficult and emotional time for everyone involved, but it can become even more challenging if your partner decides to defend the divorce. A defended divorce happens when the respondent to a divorce petition does...

When to get a pre-nup

A pre-nuptial agreement (or a ‘pre-nup’ as they’re more commonly known) is a formal agreement drawn up prior to marriage that details the division of a couple’s assets in the event of divorce. It can also cover issues such as where...

How do post-nuptial agreements work?

Many people are familiar with the concept of a pre-nuptial agreement, or ‘pre-nup’, that allows you to protect yourself in the event of divorce. However, fewer people are aware that you can also create a similar agreement after you are married...

When is adultery not adultery? 
Understanding same-sex infidelity and divorce

For most people, the concept of adultery may seem fairly straightforward. Ask the average person what it means and they will probably answer with some variation on ‘cheating on your husband or wife’. Many of those people would likely be...

Is the UK government finally ready 
to introduce no fault divorce?

The government could be on the verge of introducing no fault divorce in England and Wales, according to recent reports . Justice Secretary David Gauke will announce a consultation on no fault divorce in the coming months, with a view to abolishing the...
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