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 Helen Thewlis
  January 6, 2020
‘Divorce Day’ is a day on which law firms see a noticeable increase in people enquiring about divorce and wishing to initiate the process. It usually falls on the first Monday of the New Year as it is thought that people view the new year as a chance for new beginnings and a fresh start.
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  July 24, 2019
When considering a fair outcome regarding finances on divorce, no assets are completely safe and secure from potential division with a former spouse. Claire Rutter from the family team discusses what will happen to your bonus on divorce.
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  April 12, 2019
The Justice Secretary, David Gauke has spoken this week on the Governmental plan to introduce no-fault divorce legislation, “as soon as parliamentary time becomes available.”
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  February 12, 2019
Couples facing divorce will no longer have to point the finger to allocate blame in order to end their marriage.
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  October 22, 2018
Christmas is closer than we all think and closer than some would care to imagine but it will be here before we know it. For most, Christmas is the happiest time of the year and is filled with fun times with family. For others, particularly separated families, it can be the most difficult time of the year.
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  September 19, 2018
The Justice Secretary, David Gauke has announced plans to introduce no fault divorce. It has been reported that he is preparing a consultation on reforming the current divorce law which is over 40 years old!
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  June 18, 2018
In the first instance no they are not! The law in England and Wales concerning dividing assets and liabilities on divorce is exactly the same whether the respective spouses are living in suburbia or the countryside. The starting point or “yardstick” is equality with consideration given to a number of factors in order to help in determining what is “fair”.
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  May 17, 2018
As the case of Owens v Owens reaches the Supreme Court today there are continued calls for a change in the law to allow for no fault divorce. The law now requires one person to blame the other for the divorce unless they are prepared to wait 2 years. Even if both parties agree that the marriage is over, blame must be apportioned.
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