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Pensions on divorce

After two years of investigating, the Pension Advisory Group has published their report which can be found here. This is excellent, a very useful resource, giving much needed advice and making recommendations about how pensions should be dealt with... Read more

No fault divorce

The government has announced they will introduce no fault divorce. This is excellent news. The current law was introduced in the 1960's, and is set out in the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. Society has changed hugely since then, but divorce law... Read more

Keeping it in the family; post-nups

Samuel Johnson described second marriages as “a triumph of hope over experience”.  We all know that divorce can be painful and expensive.  Almost one in two marriages fail, which means divorce affects us all.  In recent years London has... Read more

Beverley’s French adventure

Beverley is cycling 500 miles in 3 days through the Auvergne in France, to help raise money for The Tommy Hollis Children's Charity. Here are some photos of her progress so far! Rather her than me! And apparently the flat fenland countryside in... Read more

Maintenance orders – where are we now?

If you divorce, the court can make maintenance orders (technically called spousal periodical payments). This is separate from and in addition to child maintenance. Child maintenance is money paid by one parent to another, to help fund the costs... Read more

What are the grounds for divorce?

The grounds for divorce have been the same for 50 years, and the world has moved on but the law hasn’t. This means people are often forced to say things in divorce papers that create more arguments. Here at bbl we try and make this as simple as... Read more

Does mediation work?

People often worry about mediation and that’s understandable – most people haven’t done it before and they are worried or cautious about whether it can work. Mediation isn’t right for everyone, but remember there’s no magic, perfect way... Read more