Should there be a formula for divorce?

Gary Lineker has been hitting the headlines recently for suggesting that there should be a universal formula for financial settlements during a divorce. This is a question that regularly raises its head during debates around family law and it is generally raised by those who feel that the current system is inherently unfair as it

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Unmarried and buying a house together? Seek legal guidance

Buying a house with a partner is a stressful, but romantic time. Looking at the properties and imagining your lives together in them, along with what colour wall paper and whether to have matching drapes is a big distraction. For everyone except the very fortunate, buying a house will also be a huge financial commitment

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Splitting up when you are not married

Just because you didn’t have a wedding ceremony doesn’t mean that splitting up when you are not married isn’t every bit as stressful as getting a divorce. If you have children or own a home together and your lives are completely linked it can be very difficult to see the wood from the trees and

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How to save money on your divorce

Many people put off moving forward with their separation to the point of divorce because they are concerned about the costs involved in the process. Despite finances being a very stressful aspect, going through a divorce needn’t be as expensive as you may have believed from the media, especially if you can make everything as

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Can mediation be used by divorcing couples of high net worth?

Much general understanding of divorce comes through glimpses in the media, snippets from friends and reading occasional biographies. As divorce is something that most people don’t think will happen to them until they are already in the whirls of it, no one takes the time to find out about it and often people have very

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Coping with work during your divorce

When you are going through a divorce it can feel like your entire world is at a stand still as you try to cope with the emotions and stress. However, despite your personal crisis, the rest of the world is continuing as normal and you still need to be a part of it in order

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How to plan financially for a divorce

Going through a divorce is a difficult time emotionally. However, it is also a financially difficult time and going alone into a world with insecure finances is terrifying. All divorces, no matter how amicable have a financial impact, as you are splitting a joint income and home environment in two. If you think that a

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How To Prepare For A Divorce

Taking the decision to file for a divorce is never easy, but for many couples they know long in advance that it is coming. If you believe that divorce is on the cards for your marriage, then it is important to take some necessary steps so you are fully prepared. If your spouse has committed

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Pensions And Divorce

If a divorce is looking imminent then most people will worry about their children, the house and maintenance payments. However, in many cases the pension of one spouse will also be split with the other and for many people their pension is one of their biggest assets. If one person has gone out to work

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Children Suffer When Parents Represent Themselves In Court

A recent survey amongst nearly 500 magistrates across the country has found that court hearings are not being conducted fairly as more and more people represent themselves in court due to cuts in legal aid. The latest figures suggest that 46% of those being seen in a private family court are representing themselves. A person

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