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21 Jul 2021 Litigation funding enters the divorce arena as HNW spouses borrow to secure fair settlements

Family Partner, Emily Brand reflects on how Litigation funding is increasingly being used to finance the costs of high net worth divorces.

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08 Jun 2021 21% more divorce applications in March than January, dispelling January divorce month myth

The number of divorce applications filed in the month of March is 21% higher than January, dispelling the belief that January is peak divorce month*, says Boodle Hatfield, the leading private wealth law firm.

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08 Jun 2021 Delay in no-fault divorce law is actually good news for couples planning to divorce

Family Partner, Emily Brand highlights how when no-fault divorce law is introduced, the length of divorce process will increase by at least 10 weeks.

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24 Mar 2021 Divorces drop despite lockdown split predictions

In a recent article in EPrivateClient, Family Partner, Emily Brand highlights how recent figures are contrary to the expectation that lockdown would cause divorce rates to rise.

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02 Oct 2020 Threat of No Deal Brexit is causing divorce settlements to be lowered

The threat of a No Deal Brexit is now being used to reduce the value of some larger divorce settlements.

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26 Aug 2020 ‘Unnecessary’ delay in no fault divorces

The 20-week minimum period for handling new no fault divorces risks slowing the process “unnecessarily”, a law firm has said.

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24 Aug 2020 Amount of time taken for “paper-based” divorce jumps to over 15 months

A paper-based divorce application took 66.5 weeks on average to complete* in the first quarter of 2020.

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28 Feb 2020 Does Sir Martin Sorrell have a pre-nup this time?

Lady Cristiana Falcone Sorrell, the wife of advertising tycoon Sir Martin Sorrell has announced she is seeking a divorce from her husband.

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27 Jan 2020 Is this the end of ‘quickie’ divorces?

The days of a quickie divorce are numbered – if you want to name and shame, it’s time to get your divorce in.

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09 Jan 2020 The end of ‘quickie divorces’ as new divorce legislation is proposed

Legislation on divorce reform published today (January 8 2020) contains a hidden bombshell that would lengthen the minimum time that a divorce can take.

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