Don’t forget the pension! – Thousands risk pension poverty after Divorce

New research from Aviva suggests that 15% of divorced people did not realise that their pensions after divorce could be impacted by getting divorced. More than a third (34%) made no claim on their former partner’s pension so that it was not included as an asset in the settlement when they did divorce. Almost one

At Last – “No Fault Divorce” from 6th April 2022

From 6th April, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will significantly reform the law on divorce, dissolution and separation in England and Wales. For the first time, the law introduces the option of having a “no-fault divorce” and without doubt, it is the most significant change to divorce law in over half a century.

New Statement of Information for a Consent Order form issued- D81

A new D81 form (Statement of information for a Consent Order in relation to a Financial Remedy) has now been issued by HM Court and Tribunal Service that is required to be used with immediate effect. If you have used the earlier version of that Form (version April 2012) the Financial Remedies Court will continue

Divorcing couples continue to ignore pensions, Which? finds

According to a recent survey conducted by Which? Magazine in November 2021, women, in particular, continue to face unstable retirement as pensions are often overlooked when dealing with financial matters arising from divorce. Of those surveyed, only 15% of divorcing couples are said to have specifically included pensions in their financial settlement and 58% said

How do you explain divorce to children?

No one enters into a marriage expecting it to fail. The end of a marriage typically unleashes a flood of emotions including then anger, grief, anxiety and fear. Sometimes, these feelings can rise up when you least expect them, catching you off guard. Such a response is normal, and over time, for adults, usually the

Do I need a divorce?

At Prism Family Law we often meet with wives or husbands who say that they are thinking about living separate and apart from their spouse, but there are many reasons why, if a marriage has truly broken down, it is a bad idea to just simply separate. A simple separation rather than a divorce can