Clean break orders – protecting your finances after divorce

Did you know that a Decree Absolute may not be the end of your financial obligations to your ex-partner? Without a Consent Order, otherwise known as a ‘clean break order’, in place your ex-spouse is able to make a claim over your finances at any time. A Clean Break Order is a mutually agreed financial […]

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Opposite-Sex Civil Partnerships

The 31st December 2019 marked the first day that opposite-sex couples could form civil partnerships. The Civil Partnership (Opposite-Sex Couples) Regulations 2019 changed the definition of civil partnership provided in section 1(1) of the Civil Partnership Act 2004, so as to remove the words “of the same sex”. Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan began their […]

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No Fault Divorce

The Government’s Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill proposes changes to the divorce process to remove the concept of fault. Blame Game Currently the law requires that the marriage has irretrievably broken down and this must be proved by reliance on one of the following facts: Adultery Unreasonable behaviour Desertion 2 years separation, to which the […]

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