Article Category: Family Law – Insight & Opinion

What Is Required To File For Divorce?

Divorce is governed by the provisions of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and before you can file for divorce you must state that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. You must also prove this statement using one of the following five factors, known as the grounds for divorce: The respondent (the person who has divorce… Read more »

What’s The Best Way Of Introducing New Partners To Children?

You have navigated the divorce and managed to sort out the finances whilst maintaining a civil respect. You have agreed the arrangements for the children without solicitor’s intervention. Your co-parenting arrangement is working well, and you and your ex are getting on better now than you have in years. So how do you approach the… Read more »

How Are Assets Split When Short Marriages Breakdown?

If the marriage is only a short one, say one or two years, are the rules any different? In a divorce, the court will not look back over the course of the marriage and attempt to mathematically calculate the financial input of each spouse. It’s improbable each spouse will have paid in an identical amount… Read more »

Post-Christmas Period And Divorce: How Can It Be Kept Amicable?

It’s a well-known fact that divorce lawyers experience a peak in consultations post-Christmas. In some cases this is due to a parents desire to preserve a last unspoiled Christmas for the children before proceedings are issued. In other cases the Christmas period acts as the final straw due to: Christmas parties, which can prove an… Read more »

Adultery and Divorce: What You Need To Know

To divorce on the basis of adultery, a spouse must establish that the other person has committed adultery and that they find it intolerable to live with them. It is not possible to issue divorce proceedings on the basis of your own adultery. How is adultery defined in the law? Adultery is defined as the… Read more »