What year of marriage is most common for divorce?

While there are countless divorce studies with conflicting statistics, the data points to two periods during a marriage when divorces are most common: years 1 – 2 and years 5 – 8. Of those two high-risk periods, there are two years in particular that stand out as the most common years for divorce — years … Read more

Is 12 years a long time to be married?

While the national length of marriage in the United States is about 8.2 years, New Yorkers actually stick it out longer and average about 12.2 years. The rest of the state fares well, too, with most marriages lasting between 10 and 14 years. Why do couples get divorced after 10 years? Some of the most … Read more

How does a narcissist behave during divorce?

Narcissists feel superior to others and have very little capacity for empathy. This makes them extremely problematic to deal with, especially during a divorce. You do not have to be a victim of your narcissistic spouse. What is the best way to divorce a narcissist? Don’t Even THINK That Your Divorce Will Be Amicable. Get … Read more

How no-fault divorce impacted victims of domestic abuse

Domestic abuse and divorce It was claimed by Rights of Women, who assist women through the law, that the previous divorce law was “not fit for purpose”.  Previously, in order to divorce you had to wait for a period of two or five years before a divorce could be granted. The only other option was to … Read more

FAQs – Business ownership and divorce

Reaching an agreement and dividing assets during divorce can be complicated, even more so when you or your ex-partner own a business. Whether you’re a sole trader or a director of a limited company, it’s increasingly common for matrimonial assets to include business assets, so what do you need to know? Read our FAQs for an overview … Read more

Mediation and the Family Courts backlog

The Family Justice System is currently undergoing significant changes to try and reduce the strain and backlog faced by the family courts. The introduction of no-fault divorce and extended funding for mediation for disputes concerning children (£5.38million this financial year, raising the total invested in the scheme to £8.68million since March 2021) demonstrates a continued … Read more

What is spousal maintenance?

What is Spousal Maintenance? Spousal Maintenance is an ongoing obligation for a specific sum of money to be paid by a husband or wife to their former spouse following a divorce. This is usually made by way of periodical payments or interim periodical payments on a regular basis, whether weekly, monthly or annually. How is Spousal … Read more

The cost of financial uncertainty on relationships

As energy bills and household costs look set to break further records, the financial impact of the cost-of-living crisis is well known. Families across the UK are adjusting budgets and cutting costs, and many are having to use savings or take on debt to make ends meet. The impact is widespread. A recent Stowe survey revealed … Read more

Taking control of finances – guidance from an IFA

An event-led recession The combined affect of rising inflation, soaring energy bills, increased petrol prices, and food inflation are squeezing household budgets and taking their toll on UK families and households. A recession may be on the way, but unlike others we have experienced which were led by financial institutions i.e. banks, this will be … Read more

9 divorce myths debunked by a divorce lawyer

Top 9 divorce myths When you decided to get divorced you might have heard or read lots of conflicting stories about what to expect about the process. It can feel very confusing. Based on my years of practice, I have put together a list of the 9 most common misconceptions I hear from my clients … Read more

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