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How To Get A Divorce In 2020

42% of all marriages end in divorce, and the chances are that number might even be a little higher during lockdown. It's not easy to be cooped up together all day every day, even when you're married. If you're considering ending your marriage, here's everything you need to know about getting a divorce during the coronavirus pandemic.

Arranging Childcare Between Two Households During Covid-19

Figuring out childcare details when families are split across two households is complicated and stressful at the best of times, but the current pandemic has made multi-household parenting even more difficult. Many separated parents have found the government guidance on shared care to be unclear, but it's worth knowing what the law says about splitting childcare between households during lockdown.

How Much Does A Divorce Cost In 2020?

Nobody expects their marriage to end in divorce, but it happens more often than you might think. 42% of marriages in England and Wales currently end in divorce, and the median length of a UK marriage stands at just over 12 years. Even if a divorce is amicable, the process can be extremely draining. Unfortunately, it can also be quite expensive. As well as the mandatory court fees that come with any divorce, those seeking additional guidance can end up paying a fortune in legal fees.

When To Get A Pre-Nuptial Agreement To Protect Your Assets

Getting married is a wonderful thing. But the reality of the matter is that statistics show nearly half of all marriages end in divorce, and that trend seems to be increasing. This means getting married without prenuptial arrangements in place can be a risky prospect on your part - but first, what does a prenuptial agreement do?

5 Common Divorce Myths Dispelled

There are many myths surrounding divorce but can you believe everything you read? In this helpful article, we debunk five of the most commonly misunderstood myths about divorce.

No-Fault Divorce Law Allows Parents To Peacefully Separate

Up until now, parents seeking to divorce have been constrained by the previous provisions of the Matrimonial Causes Act, 1973. Under this act, any spouse wishing to petition for divorce must prove adultery, desertion, or other unreasonable behaviours. However, subject to the passing of newly proposed changes contained in the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill 2017-2019, so-called "no-fault" divorces will be allowed, whereby a marriage can be dissolved without one party needing to take the blame.