decree

Changes to divorce law may see missed opportunity

The Ministry of Justice has recently concluded its much publicised consultation on reforming divorce. within it, it proposes to test a minimum six-month wait to grant a decree absolute after the decree nisi has been granted. The MoJ has stated, “We think this allows a sufficient period for most couples to consider the implications of divorce and reach agreement on practical arrangements, …

variation

Variation of arrangements for contact with a child

Many separated families find that agreed arrangements for contact and other child matters need constant review, often being tweaked and changed to reflect the changing dynamic of the separated family unit. Often these types of variation can be relatively small, such as the location or time for collection or drop off. However, there are occasions when a variation cannot be …

maintenance

Uncertainty of spousal maintenance continues

The Supreme Court has confirmed that it had refused permission to appeal in Waggott v Waggott because the wife’s challenge to the appeal court’s decision to end periodical payments from her ex-husband did not raise an arguable point of law. The decision means those proceeding through divorce will have to wait for further clarification on the issue of spousal maintenance. …