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Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 to Come into Effect from April 2022

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After decades of campaigning for a ‘no fault divorce’, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill finally gained Royal Assent in June 2020. The changes are the biggest shake-up of divorce laws for 50 years, and it means from 6 April 2022,...

What is a pre-nuptial agreement and do I need one?

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A pre-nuptial agreement or a ‘prenup’ is a formal, written agreement that details how assets such as property and pensions will be divided in the event of divorce. With the number of couples marrying later in life increasing, it is common for...

How long does it take to get a divorce?

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The breakdown of a marriage is an emotional and stressful time and the prospect of having to undergo lengthy court proceedings is likely to be the last thing you want to contend with during such a delicate period. However, contrary to popular belief, most...