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Making divorce easier

The start of the new year brings good news about changes to the divorce law.  The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill was laid before Parliament (again) on Tuesday 7 January. Fingers crossed this will third time lucky. The government... Read more

Legal fees – do I have to pay them?

Legal fees are expensive – there’s no getting away from that. The usual rule in family proceedings is that each person pays their own legal fees. This is different to other civil litigation, where generally if you lose you will be ordered to pay... Read more

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