No-Fault Divorce Moves Closer with Progression of Bill
No-Fault Divorce Moves Closer with Progression of Bill

The recently introduced Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill aims to reform the 50-year-old law on divorce in England and Wales. Changes to the divorce laws are to be introduced to enable couples to separate more…

Guidance for Pensions and Divorce Published
Guidance for Pensions and Divorce Published

New guidance has been published by the Pension Advisory Group (PAG) on the treatment of pensions in divorce. The advice is designed to assist family lawyers, judges and pensions experts together to make the division…

Dealing with Pensions in Divorce
Dealing with Pensions in Divorce

Divorce is always challenging, and discussing financial arrangements when emotions are running high can be difficult. However, you and your spouse will need to discuss your assets and come to a financial settlement that works…

Campaigners Call for Presumption in Law of Shared Parental Rights in Divorce.
Campaigners Call for Presumption in Law of Shared Parental Rights in Divorce.

A group campaigning for shared parental rights has called for changes in the law that would allow for the presumption that children will spend equal time with each of their parents following divorce or separation….

My Ex-Partner Won’t Pay Child Maintenance, What Can I Do?
My Ex-Partner Won’t Pay Child Maintenance, What Can I Do?

There are more than 2 million single parents in the UK, and the law makes provision for child maintenance. However, many separated parents are not receiving the child maintenance payments they are entitled to, quite…

Can the Grounds for Divorce Affect My Divorce Settlement?
Can the Grounds for Divorce Affect My Divorce Settlement?

Divorce can be a challenging time for any couple, it is highly emotional and both parties are facing considerable uncertainty, particularly in relation to financial settlement. Where one party is filing for divorce on the…

Doctor struck off after hiding his £100,000 salary to avoid paying child maintenance
Doctor struck off after hiding his £100,000 salary to avoid paying child maintenance

A tribunal in Manchester recently ruled Dr Collen Nkomo unfit to practice medicine due to his ‘calculating and persistent’ actions to hide his salary in order to avoid paying child support. The 40-year-old paediatrics specialist…

Divorce Day
Divorce Day

The first working Monday of the year has been dubbed ‘Divorce Day’ by lawyers for at least a decade due to the high rise in calls and surge of divorce enquiries made to solicitors on…

Proposed changes to spousal maintenance
Proposed changes to spousal maintenance

The Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill reached the committee stage in the House of Lords last month. Seeking to amend the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 in relation to financial settlements following divorce, the bill aims to…