As we bring in the new year, resolutions are at the forefront of everyone’s mind, bringing with it fresh starts and changes. For this reason divorce is often one of the top resolutions that people make, hence the reason January is dubbed “divorce month”.
Guidance published on 4 January 2021 confirms that once again the government recognises the importance of children from separated parents being able to spend time with both of their parents. Children are permitted to leave one household to spend time with their other parent in another household, if it is medically safe to do so.
Employers will welcome new guidance from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD - the professional body for HR and people development) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which aims to help them deal with employees suffering domestic abuse.
Divorce is often portrayed by the media as unpleasant, nasty and sour. However we believe that with the right advice, support and guidance, a ‘good divorce’, based on mutual cooperation, fairness and amicability, can be achieved.
The pronouncement of Decree Absolute legally ends a marriage in England and Wales, but unless you resolve the financial consequences of the marriage breakdown, your former spouse may be able to make a future financial claim against you, even if you acquire the asset after your divorce.