Financial Remedies on Divorce – Law Commission to examine 50-year-old law

Going through a divorce or ending a civil partnership is often a stressful and hugely consequential period for any couple – for both their personal and family lives, as well as their finances. Every year, tens of thousands of couples begin proceedings for separation which result in the use of financial remedy orders – orders

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 pension assets on divorce are often overlooked when dealing with financial matters arising from separation. Of those surveyed, only 15% of divorcing couples are said to have specifically included pensions in their financial settlement

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

Good Divorce Week 2016

This Divorce Week 2016, As a proud member of Resolution, Prism Family Law are proud to be part of a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals who aim to resolve issues in a constructive way.

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.