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The final decree of divorce: Timing is absolutely everything

by Emma Nash

Q: Why does the timing matter of the application for the final decree of divorce?

A: Because it brings the marriage to an end.

Gender duress in marital agreements: an Australian case study

Marital agreements are not yet part of English cultural life. But undoubtedly family lawyers are now being increasingly asked to draft them. For many of us, our continued anxiety and worry is the pressure put on the financially weaker party, often although not always the wife, to enter into an agreement which is less good than relying on the law. Sometimes it can be very disadvantageous.

Motion debated in the House of Commons for "no fault" divorce

A ten minute motion will be debated in the House of Commons today at the instigation of Conservative MP Richard Bacon seeking to bring in a Bill providing for “no-fault” divorce in England and Wales.

The current law provides that the only ground for divorce is the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage. This requires one of five “facts”:

Have you been divorced abroad? English Financial Settlements after a Foreign Divorce

Even though there has been a divorce abroad the English Family Court has discretion to make a financial order against a former husband or wife. This can overcome financial hardship when the divorce courts of the other country made an inadequate financial settlement.

Financial Provision: Spousal Maintenance Formula

This article proposes formulae for calculating capital distribution and spousal maintenance on divorce. It does not seek to replace or reform the law. It seeks to help some couples and lawyers make better progress to a settlement and provide more certainty and predictability. The formulae are relatively easy to operate and can be adapted to IT Web based resources.

Will I be left penniless after my divorce?

This article looks at what factors are taken into account when a divorcing couple has to separate their financial assets and also considers what the split will be and how that split is calculated.

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