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Divorce after Owens: no-fault and online

November 8, 2019

This article by associate  Nicole Phillips of Family Law in Partnership was first published in the Solicitors Journal in July 2019. Nicole considers the changes to the divorce process as a result of the well known case of Owens. The divorce laws of England and Wales have passed their 50th birthday and have not aged

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No fault divorce – ending the blame game in divorce

September 11, 2018

Family breakdown is often a time of conflict and distress. There are potential crises and issues to resolve even if the couple have mutually agreed that their marriage is over. At present the only ground for divorce is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. A party must prove this by demonstrating one of five

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Owens v Owens – unreasonable behaviour and divorce

July 25, 2018

In this blog on the eagerly awaited Supreme Court judgment in the case of Owens v Owens, Family Law in Partnership director James Pirrie examines the case itself and the wider implications of the judgment. When marriages end spouses focus on their family and, more often than not, their finances. Along the way they will

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