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As of 6 April 2022, the law changed in regards to divorce in the UK. Instead of the previous process which required one party to apportion blame on the other (unless separated for longer than two years), there is now what is known as ‘no fault’ divorce. In other words, it is no longer possible...
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As of today’s date, no-fault divorce has been introduced. This means that the current law will change and from hereon in there will only be one ground for divorce, which cannot be contested. This has been implemented alongside a number of other new divorce laws which will transform the way in which couples can navigate...
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“It’s been a long time coming, but I know a change is going to come”. These words for many have been what they have held onto for over two decades since the work of Lord Woolf steered the introduction of a more user friendly justice system in 1998. The current divorce laws do not reflect...
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That is a question you may be asking yourself in advance of your upcoming marriage. Perhaps there’s a voice in the back of your head telling you that this is unromantic and you should get back to more exciting wedmin, like flowers and venues and guest lists, oh my! But one of the few certainties...
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Take your time completing the divorce petition. Make sure every box is completed or your petition might be returned by the Court. It is easier to correct a mistake now than when the documents have been issued. If in doubt, take legal advice. Make sure that you state your names and the place of marriage...
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The most wonderful time of the year can also be the most trying for newly divorced or separated families. Here, we will look at our ‘golden rules’ for recently divorced partners during the festive period, possible models for Christmas contact arrangements and what help is available for divorced partners struggling to reach an agreement. Golden...
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The current law provides that a couple can divorce if there has been an ‘irretrievable breakdown’ of their marriage. In accordance with section 1(2) of...
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The current law provides that a couple can divorce if there has been an ‘irretrievable breakdown’ of their marriage. In accordance with section 1(2) of...
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The Court of Appeal recently had to determine the issue of effective service of divorce proceedings under Article 16 of Council Regulation...
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Late last month Resolution – a family law practitioners group – met for their annual conference in Bristol. Resolution operates a code...
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