Divorce

  The Office for National Statistics (‘ONS’) releases yearly divorce statistics based on information from HM Courts and Tribunals Service. The most recent statistical report covers the year 2020. The overall total of divorces for 2020 was 103,592, a decrease of...

Legal Aid Denied to Thousands

Research by The Guardian has highlighted the drastic fall in the number of domestic abuse cases funded by legal aid, from 75% to 47% over the last ten years. Such a sharp decline is attributed to the introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing, and Punishment of...

Avoid Pension Poverty After Divorce

Spouses’ decision to divorce or dissolve their civil partnership, raises many complex questions about the division of assets. A largely overlooked asset is an individual’s pension which may have accrued over many years and can provide a vital lifeline in retirement....