Reform to UK Divorce Law

As an experienced family lawyer, I have dealt with many divorce cases over the years and being at the “coalface” I have seen first hand that our current divorce laws can make an already painful time even more difficult.

Under the current law in England and Wales, couples seeking a divorce must either be separated for 2 or 5 years or allocate blame for the breakdown of the marriage on the basis of their spouse’s desertion, adultery or unreasonable behaviour.

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A Guide to Understanding Prenuptial Agreements (Prenups)

As the nature of marriages become more complex (sometimes involving children from past relationships or assets from a deceased ex-partner), couples are finding practical ways of addressing potential financial complications with the implementation of Prenuptial Agreements.

Commonly referred to as “prenups,” these contracts allow parties to decide how assets will be divided if there is a divorce.

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