London’s reputation as divorce capital could be tested by legal shake-up – Emily Brand in the Financial Times - Boodle Hatfield

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29 Aug 2023

London’s reputation as divorce capital could be tested by legal shake-up – Emily Brand in the Financial Times

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In the Financial Times, Partner and Head of Family & Divorce, Emily Brand comments on the announcement earlier this year that the Law Commission will be reviewing the way in which a couple’s finances are dealt with upon divorce, which is expected to take a hard look at the favourable treatment given to the spouse of the main breadwinner.

Emily Brand“The vast array of variables; financial circumstances, age, children and cultural differences, to name a few, mean that the way couples approach their finances is as unique as any relationship.”

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She says this variation is a strength of the current divorce legislation and explains: “It offers bespoke solutions and is malleable to the inevitably unique and complex circumstances that emerge as two people extricate themselves from their married lives.”

Read the full article in the Financial Times here (paywall).

The law as it stands is already quite flexible on how couples divide their finances. But, this may now be changing following an announcement by the UK government earlier this year that the Law Commission will be reviewing the way in which a couple’s finances are dealt with upon divorce.

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