Category Archive: Divorce

How are pensions split in a divorce?

An often-overlooked part of the divorce process are pensions. Pensions are among the most valuable assets someone can accumulate throughout their lifetime, yet they are often not considered up until divorce proceedings are launched. Inconveniently, dividing pensions frequently proves to be a complicated and cumbersome process. At Tayntons, we have seen the emotional toll that…

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Christmas contact arrangements for children after divorce

If you and your child’s other parent are no longer living together, you will need to make arrangements for the Christmas period. Working out early on where your child will spend each day avoids last-minute stress and disputes that cannot be settled in time for the festive period. With family courts experiencing a backlog of…

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New ‘no-fault’ divorce law comes into effect

The long-awaited Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (the Act) finally becomes law on 6 April 2022. Tayntons’ Head of Family Law and partner Chris Price takes a look at the changes it will make and how they may be beneficial for those seeking a divorce or the dissolution of a civil partnership as well…

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How to prepare for a financial dispute resolution hearing

If you are going through a divorce, you need to ensure that a financial order is made to prevent claims against you in the future. A financial dispute resolution hearing is a private court hearing at which you and your former partner will try to reach an agreement over issues such as property, finances and…

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Can I keep the house if I get divorced?

For many couples, their shared home is their main asset. This means that it can be difficult to divide it when a relationship breaks down, particularly if the other available assets are not worth as much. It can also be stressful to have to consider the possibility of selling your home, particularly at a time…

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