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Department: Family Law

Family Law

Are pre-nuptial agreements legally binding?

While pre-nuptial agreements are not legally binding in England, judges are giving increasing weight to what has been agreed and frequently up

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Do DIY divorces work?

DIY divorce is much-talked about as a way of driving down the cost of divorce and avoiding acrimonious and expensive court proceedings.

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Are assets split 50/50 if you divorce?

The starting point on divorce is that a couple’s assets are split equally. The court will then consider other factors under the Matrimonial Ca

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What is meant by collaborative family law?

This is an alternative to going to court. It allows you to dissolve your marriage amicably, while still protecting your interests. A collabora

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Are prenuptial and cohabitation agreements worthwhile?

Yes, if you are planning to get married, enter a civil partnership or move in with your partner, it might be wise to protect your assets and e

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Will getting divorced affect my business interests?

Commercial interests and overseas assets can generally be taken into account as ‘matrimonial assets’. The first step would be to value the bus

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How are finances and property divided on divorce?

As well as savings and property, you will also need to consider on-going spousal maintenance and pension provision.

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How much does it cost to get a divorce?

There are mandatory court fees to pay, which are currently £550. Legal costs depend on the complexity of your case, for example, whether you n