Digital Divorce – Is Getting Divorced Online The Way Forward Post-Pandemic?

Many areas of life that are usually dealt with in person have been conducted online during the pandemic – and divorce proceedings are no exception. As Covid-19 restrictions ease, however,...


Post-Pandemic Pets – Who Gets Custody If We Split?

The coronavirus pandemic has seen a substantial increase in the number of families purchasing pets, with the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association reporting that a total of 3.2 million households bought...


Humanist Weddings

According to the official statistics on marriage and divorce data in Scotland in 2019, couples who have a Humanist wedding ceremony are almost four times less likely to divorce compared...


No-Fault Divorce Laws Delayed Until 2022

The Government has confirmed that the long-awaited Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill 2020, which introduces ‘no-fault’ divorces in England and Wales, will be delayed and won’t be implemented this autumn....


Financial Agreements Made Before The Coronavirus Pandemic – Is Covid-19 A Barder Event?

Reaching a financial agreement in divorce proceedings or relying on the Court to determine how the assets of your marriage will be divided has always required a certain degree of speculation and...


Pandemic-Induced Divorce Boom Yet To Peak

With couples couped up in lockdown due to Covid-19, many law firms across the UK have reported an increase in divorce enquiries from spouses wanting to split from their partners....


Domestic Abuse Act 2021 – An Introduction

The long-awaited Domestic Abuse Act 2021 came into law on 29th April 2021, after it was granted royal assent, and will provide enhanced protection and support to the millions of...


Preparing For Divorce – What You Need To Know

After couples spent more than a year being cooped up in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is perhaps unsurprising that there has been an increase in enquiries from...


Bill & Melinda Gates’ Divorce – How To Have An Amicable Divorce

This week, Bill and Melinda Gates announced that they have filed for divorce after 27 years of marriage, with both of them saying “we no longer believe we can grow...


Son Ordered To Pay His Mother £75m After Assisting His Russian Billionaire Father By Hiding Divorce Money

The other week, a High Court Judge ruled that the son of a Russian billionaire must pay his divorced mother £75 million after he helped his father hide money and...


Pension Sharing Orders & Applying For Decree Absolute

Financial arrangements for parties going through divorce or dissolution of civil partnership can be resolved in two ways: Through an agreement reached between the parties, which is approved by the...


Capitalisation Of Spousal Maintenance

In divorce and civil partnership dissolutions, one of the powers open to the Court is (where circumstances allow) to capitalise spousal maintenance. Capitalisation of a spousal maintenance order means rolling...