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Divorce after Brexit

 Divorce may involve parties from different countries. This is increasingly common. Such divorces can involve countries within the EU or elsewhere. This Insight will set out the current rules in such circumstances. It will then examine the potential impact on getting divorced after Brexit – whether the UK leaves with or without a deal. How mig...
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Resolution's Code of Practice

Resolution members commit to a Code of Practice that promotes a constructive approach to family issues and considers the needs of the whole family, in particular the best interests of children. What can you expect from a Resolution member? Dealing with separation and divorce is difficult. Emotions are high and even if two people agree, the changes ...
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The remarriage trap and pension sharing

An application for a financial provision order or a property adjustment order cannot be made if a party has remarried (section 28(3) Matrimonial Causes Act 1973). The Petitioner's financial claims are usually left in the divorce petition but if the claims were crossed out, or it is the Respondent who wishes to make a claim, a Form A needs to be iss...
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Judicial exasperation at private law proceedings that should not require court proceedings - There are many other ways to settle disagreements, such as mediation.

This judgment gives an insight into the mindset of the family judiciary at this moment in time. It is reproduced in slightly abbreviated form below: 1. In error and, no doubt, under intense pressure from a busy court list, a legal adviser made an unnecessary and disproportionate order for the disclosure of five years' worth of medical records relat...
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