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A Comprehensive Guide to No Fault Divorce

The highly anticipated and eagerly awaited no-fault divorce law changes come into effect from 6th April 2022. Whilst deemed the ‘new’ law, this in reality is putting in place the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act of 2020.

What if I want a divorce but my partner does not?

Applying for a divorce can be an extremely challenging and stressful time. Discussions about separation and divorce can often lead to upsetting and emotionally driven conversations about some of the things we hold most dear. As specialist divorce lawyers, Hawkins…

How is money divided in a divorce?

Deciding to get a divorce can be an emotionally difficult and challenging time for both parties.  Divorce can be very distressing, particularly when it comes to considering how you should separate your finances.  The current law on how money is…

‘No-Fault’ Divorce Law Delayed

Unwelcome, although not entirely unexpected, news came this week that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (no-fault divorce), a statute which will replace ‘fault-based’ divorce law, will now not come into force until 6th April 2022. This has been…

Divorce v Judicial Separation v Void Marriage

Most people will be familiar with the concept of divorce, even if they are unfamiliar with the nuts and bolts of the process itself. However, there are other mechanisms by which a marriage may be brought to a formal end,…

What to do when you decide to separate

What to do when you decide to separate - whether you are considering a legal separation or you have separated from your partner but are not ready to get divorced yet, we can explain the different methods of dispute resolution…

A Guide to Divorce from Family Law Specialists

We understand that going through a divorce can be difficult and that often the period of time leading up to the commencement of divorce proceedings can be emotionally demanding. In this guide to divorce, we will explain the process and…

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