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22 November 2018

Jo Edwards comments on the Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill

The Bill seeks to provide a new approach regarding financial awards on divorce.

Jo warns that restricting spousal maintenance to an arbitrary fixed term could result in serious financial hardship in some cases. “The Bill would unwisely remove from judges the current flexibility that allows them to ensure a fair outcome in all kinds of cases.”

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12 November 2018

Civil answer to civil partnership question: Jonathan Lyness writes for Professional Adviser

Associate in the Family team, Jonathan Lyness, writes for Professional Adviser on the wider context of civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples.

As the government prepares to legislate to allow opposite-sex couples to enter into civil partnerships, Jonathan considers the similarities and differences with marriage, as well as the continuing financial vulnerability of cohabitees.

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