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No-fault divorce could cost £10k less

The financial impact of divorce can be far-reaching – some former couples face a reduction in the quality of their lifestyles once they live separately, some take on debt to pay for court costs, and some even stay married because they don’t want to pay or cannot afford to pay to divorce. Mediation has always […]

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“There’s no such thing as an amicable divorce…” – or is there?

Divorce, historically, has not been a friendly process. The old image of matrimony-turned-acrimony with lawyers fighting over the family assets is not helped by English divorce laws that have meant somebody usually has to take the blame. Now with no-fault divorce finally on the horizon and much shorter separation periods required by the proposed legislation, […]

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New no-fault divorce law given Govt go-ahead

A new no-fault divorce law has been unveiled by the UK Government, to be introduced as soon as it can be passed through Parliament. In a recent public consultation, the government found widespread support to allow couples to separate legally without one partner taking the blame for adultery or unreasonable behaviour. Under existing laws in […]

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Why mediators aim for a stress-free divorce

April is Stress Awareness Month and as divorce mediators we know that separation, whether it’s the end of a marriage, civil partnership or any long-term relationship, can be an incredibly stressful time for all concerned. But divorce mediators specialise in reducing those stress levels as far as possible for all parties involved – so why […]

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How to escape the pensions trap in divorce

There’s a lot of advice available about how to look after your finances when getting divorced, but one topic that is raised less often than most is the so-called ‘pensions trap’. This is when one partner has a private pension scheme that he has paid into throughout the marriage, which would normally benefit the other […]

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