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No Fault Divorce Bill

On 13 October 2015 the Conservative MP for South Norfolk Mr. Richard Bacon introduced a new bill in Parliament calling for an amendment to divorce legislation to allow ‘no fault divorces’ where couples agree and sign a declaration that their marriage … Continue reading

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Affleck and Garner separation – no prenuptial agreement

It has been reported in the media that Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have separated after 10 years of marriage. The couple have three children. Media reports claim that the couple did not enter into a Pre-Nuptial Agreement before marrying … Continue reading

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What is the contribution value of a stay-at-home parent in a divorce?

In a recent high profile case, a 63 year old former air hostess was awarded a £14.5m London mansion as part of her divorce settlement following the breakdown in her marriage to her 90 year old Saudi Arabian ex-husband. Their mansion … Continue reading

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Do I really need to deal with financial matters when I get divorced?

A recent high profile case in which the Supreme Court Justices enabled an ex-wife to make a claim against her wealthy ex-husband some 20 years after the divorce had been finalised, reinforces why solicitors strongly advocate the necessity of a financial … Continue reading

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Are Prenuptial Agreements legally enforceable?

On divorce the court has very wide discretionary powers to distribute family assets as they see fit, in accordance with the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, so as to bring about fairness between the couple. All the assets of the marriage; whether in the sole name of one or other of the spouses or joint names and whether acquired before, during or after the marriage are susceptible to the court’s discretionary jurisdiction. Couples have therefore… Continue reading

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