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“No-fault” legislation to reform divorce law in England and Wales

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The number of couples cohabiting in the United Kingdom has seen a marked increase in the last decade. In Scotland, the legal framework concerning rights of cohabitants on the ending of a relationship is dealt with in Sections 26 to …Continue reading

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The minimum contributions that employers and staff are to pay into automatic enrolment workplace pensions are to increase from 6 April 2019 (this does not apply to defined benefit pension schemes). From that date, the minimum employer contribution will be …Continue reading

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In a landmark vote in the Scottish Parliament in February 2018, the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill (which promised to offer a tougher approach to the prosecution of domestic abuse in Scotland) was passed. The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 received …Continue reading

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Separating from your spouse creates a whirlwind of emotions.  There are 101 things to think about and understandably, the kids, the house and the money usually take priority.  But there are two very significant things to consider which often fall …Continue reading

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What are the consequences of family break-up on the mental health of children? It is reported in The Guardian that parental separation is more likely to harm the mental health of children aged seven to 14 than younger children. The …Continue reading

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In 1993, Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Tuttle were just like any newly married couple. Who knew that some 25 years later, Jeff would be Amazon’s CEO, making the pair the world’s richest couple? It is impossible to predict the future. …Continue reading

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The different approaches adopted by judges north and south of the border to the thorny issue of how much maintenance a spouse (usually but not exclusively the wife) should be paid post divorce has been discussed previously in my colleagues’ …Continue reading

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The world’s richest couple, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie, are to divorce in the United States after a 25 year marriage. Unusually for such a high profile pair, it appears that this is an amicable split. Their joint …Continue reading

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It’s January and for lots of people that means a fresh start. Getting divorced in January is a common misconception and there are lots of other myths when it comes to divorce. So what are the top 5 divorce myths …Continue reading

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Provision has been made in this year’s Scottish Budget to increase Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) from 3% to 4% from 25 January 2019. What is ADS and how could it affect separating spouses and separating partners who are hoping to …Continue reading

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