Dissolution of a civil partnership is the legal process to end a civil partnership in England and Wales after the relationship between civil partners has broken down. If you are considering a civil partnership dissolution, check out this infographic for answers to some common questions. Our family law solicitors can assist in dissolving your civil…

Mediation vs litigation

Depending on your situation, you may be considering mediation or litigation but do not know what the difference is between them. Both options involve different approaches so before deciding which path to take you should understand the differences. Let’s see together what the main differences between Mediation and Litigation are. If you wish to have…

In recent years, many people have chosen to live together as a family, without the sanction of marriage. Although many couples choose the option of cohabitation over marriage, cohabitation is different from marriage. Find out the main differences in this infographic. If you would like more information on cohabitation, please do not hesitate to contact…

Divorce law in England and Wales has long been criticised for forcing couples into the difficult decision of either waiting at least two years to apply for a divorce, or blaming each other for the breakdown of their marriage. From April 2022, in what the government is dubbing the “biggest shake-up of divorce laws in…

Spousal Maintenance is a complex issue which often leads to much debate during financial proceedings on divorce. This is largely due to the oft-cited claim that such maintenance payments are a “meal ticket for life” by obliging one spouse to maintain the lifestyle of their former spouse for the rest of their life. However, an analysis of legislation and recent cases highlights the courts’ approach is, in reality, not to use Spousal Maintenance as a “meal ticket for life” but rather to use it as a temporary (when possible) safeguard from hardship for the financially weaker spouse until they are able to stand on their own two feet.