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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...

Is it time for no fault divorce in England and Wales?

Tini Owens first hit the headlines last year, when the Court of Appeal ruled that she could not divorce her husband of 40 years as there was insufficient evidence of unreasonable behaviour on the part of her husband, who was defending the divorce. In...

Why choosing the right reasons for your divorce matters

There is currently no option for a ‘no fault’ divorce in England and Wales, meaning that if you want to end your marriage, you will have to give your reasons for doing so in the divorce petition. To get divorced, you will need to show that your...

When to use a separation agreement

A separation agreement allows you to agree the practical details of a separation, whether it is temporary or potentially more permanent. It gives everyone involved certainty over issues such as where both parties (and any children) will live, how costs such...

Don't fall for the myth of common law marriage

Around 1 in 8 adults in England and Wales are currently co-habiting i.e. living with a partner without being married or in a civil partnership. However, a recent survey showed that around two-thirds of these couples may be labouring under the mistaken...

Supreme court rules heterosexual couples should be able to have civil partnerships

The Supreme Court has ruled that a heterosexual couple should be allowed to enter into a civil partnership, rather than getting married, setting an important precedent. The landmark case was brought by Dr Rebecca Steinfeld, 37, and Charles Keidan, 41, a...

Is applying for a divorce online a good idea?

Thanks to a new Ministry of Justice initiative, people across England and Wales will now be able to apply for a divorce online. The intention is to speed up the divorce process and reduce the number of applications being returned due to mistakes. While this...

What are the grounds for annulment of a marriage?

Having your marriage annulled means showing that the marriage was never legally valid in the first place and thus having it declared void. This means that, legally, it will be as if your marriage never took place leaving you free to marry again. There are...
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