No ‘meal ticket’ – making a fair deal palatable in spousal maintenance

A landmark judgement in which a judge told an ex-wife to ‘get a job’ is fuelling debate about whether a radical review of maintenance payments to former spouses is long overdue.

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Consultation into long overdue reform of enforcing family financial orders

We welcome the news that the Law Commission is consulting on how to simplify and enforce financial orders, which family courts have the power to make for a former spouse or civil partner.

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Rags to riches – delayed divorce payout ruling is cautionary tale

By Peter Jones, founder and partner Could a landmark Supreme Court ruling allowing a woman to make a claim for financial support from her ex husband 20 years after their divorce open the floodgates for similar claims?

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Seven steps to understand and manage the divorce process

The breakdown of a marriage is one of life’s most stressful events and one that few people take lightly. It often entails separating couples – who feel at their most vulnerable – embarking on a life changing journey.

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Why I applaud Resolution’s plans to stop cohabiting couples being left in the desert

Resolution has launched a manifesto calling for wide sweeping changes to divorce including ‘blame free’ divorce, rights for cohabitants – and measures to help separating couples reach agreement out of court.

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