Proposed Surrogacy Recommendations and the Impact on Divorce

The Law Commissions’ new surrogacy recommendations, which include a specific new pathway to enable intended parents (IPs) to be their child’s legal parents from birth, provided the eligibility criteria and pre-conception safeguards are met, will have a significant impact not only for

Why Court Should be the Last Resort When Divorcing

At the beginning of 2022, it was predicted that divorce rates could surge by more than 50% in the UK. The impact of pandemic lockdowns, pressures due to the cost of living increases and changes in legislation such as the no-fault divorce,

The UK’s Divorce Hotspots Revealed

With the highly-publicised court proceedings between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, legislative changes in the UK leading to the implementation of the ‘no fault divorce’ system, and with the latest season of The Crown releasing on Netflix – focusing on the bitter

Prenuptial agreements – not just for the super wealthy

It has been announced that Rupert Murdoch is divorcing Jerry Hall. This is the second high-profile divorce this year after Sergey Brin, Google co-founder, filed for divorce from Nicole Shanahan. This is Brin’s second marriage and Murdoch’s fourth. Given Brin and Murdoch’s

Six things to consider when thinking about divorce

If you are reading this, the notion of foreign territory may feel all too familiar. Plainly, nobody gets married with a view to later divorcing and the prospect of embarking on the process can sometimes feel emotionally and financially daunting. Where do

Is a pre-nup enforceable?

2022 has been a landmark year for family law, with the introduction of the ‘no-fault’ divorce law coming into effect on 6 April removing the need to prove a relationship has broken down. Meanwhile, many couples across the country are still waiting


How will no fault divorce work?

The long-awaited Act for “no-fault” divorce was passed in June 2020. It is now due to become law on 6th April 2022. The new legislation takes away all elements of pointing the blame in divorce, which have previously caused so much polarisation