Aimee Aspinall

23-April-2019

Ring in hand

The High Court has again delivered judgments in relation to applications by the Queen’s Proctor to set aside divorce decrees in four different cases on the ground that the petitions breached the 1 year bar. The 1 year bar is…


3-April-2019

Divorce and separation

In September 2011 a husband and wife married. They later separated in June 2013 and the husband filed for divorce stating that the parties had been separated for 2 years and that his wife consented to a divorce. In November…


11-February-2019

woman walking through lavender field

To prepare for the First Appointment in financial remedy proceedings, each party must file with the Court and serve the other party a questionnaire in respect of their financial disclosure (Form E). When completing Form E, the parties have an…




27-September-2018

Women in the sun

What happens to a pension in a divorce? Your pension is a marital asset, like your home and other assets. The value of your pension will be taken into account in deciding a fair settlement. Practical solutions can include: Offsetting…


21-September-2018

Hand with ring

Do we have to go to court to get the settlement approved? You do not have to get a settlement approved by the court, but unless you get a consent order, either of you will be able to change your…


19-September-2018

Divorce in black and white

The Government has this week confirmed its intention to move towards a no fault divorce in England and Wales. Currently it isn’t possible for a couple to get divorced without one party being found to be at fault unless they…


17-September-2018

certificate on divorce

Can I settle any financial claims once and for all when we divorce? In many cases, yes. For example, a spouse who would have paid maintenance to the other can instead agree to transfer an appropriate lump sum and/or other…


11-September-2018

Who pays the legal fees in a divorce? While negotiating a financial settlement you each use – and are responsible for paying – your own lawyer. As part of the settlement, however, one of you might negotiate that the other…