Family Law

Remarriage

What happens if I get remarried without sorting out the finances in my divorce? It is really important to reach an agreement about dividing your assets if you are going through a divorce or dissolving your civil partnership. Even if neither you nor your ex-spouse or ex-civil partner have any significant assets, the agreement needs

Family Law

Domestic Abuse Act 2021

Domestic Abuse Act 2021 – Update Each year, there are 2.3 million victims of domestic abuse aged between 16 and 74 and two-thirds of this figure are women. In order to provide greater protection to those who have experienced domestic violence, provisions of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 (the “Act”) will come into force this

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Family Law

No-fault divorce

No-fault divorce to come into force in 2022 On 25 June 2020, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill received Royal Assent and became the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (the “Act”). The Act will come into force on 6 April 2022. The new law will allow you to apply for a divorce or dissolution

Family Law

What is arbitration?

If you are divorcing your spouse, dissolving your civil partnership or separating from your partner, part of this process will be to agree the division of your assets and/or arrangements for your children. These issues can be agreed between you, you can instruct solicitors to enter into negotiations on your behalf, or as a last

Family Law

What is a private FDR?

If you are divorcing from your spouse or dissolving your civil partnership, part of the process is agreeing on the division of your assets, which includes exchanging financial information with your spouse. Once you have shared the financial information, you may be able to agree between yourselves, or with support from a solicitor or mediator,

Family Law

Can I change the locks after separating?

If you are going through a divorce, dissolving your civil partnership, or have recently separated from your partner, you may find it difficult to remain in the same property together whilst you are making arrangements for contact with your children or dividing your assets. It may be tempting to change the locks on the property