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Top judge throws out 21 divorce petitions issued by fraudster barrister

21 divorce petitions have been thrown out of court by a senior judge after it emerged that they had been issued fraudulently by a disgraced ex-barrister... Read More

Property tycoon Andy Ruhan pleads poverty and wife denies hiring hitman...

Successful businessman Andy Ruhan has pleaded poverty against his wife’s claims to his alleged fortune in the financial proceedings of their divorce... Read More

New ONS figures show divorce rates rose in 2016 for opposite-sex...

On 18 October, the Office for National Statistics released their report on the facts and figures about divorce in England and Wales in 2016.... Read More

Latest divorce law news

Divorce and women’s rights: a history

Divorce laws have been intimately bound with the rights of women, and their evolution mirrors the changing role of women in society. Whilst law... Read More
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Specialist financial remedy courts help unburden the family justice system

Leading judges have commented on the current pressure facing the family justice system and proposed ways in which this pressure might be alleviated.... Read More

Is divorce fair? A closer look at ‘meal-tickets for life’

Last summer, a private members bill that would transform the nature of financial provision on divorce passed its first reading in the House of Lords.... Read More
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International divorce agreement not recognised in England and Wales

Barbara Fatemah Spain succeeded in her battle to show that the ‘revocable divorce’ acknowledged in the UAE should not be recognised and should be revoked.... Read More
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MoJ extends online divorce pilot scheme

A ten month online divorce pilot scheme taking place at the East Midlands Divorce Centre in Nottingham, is set to be extended by the Ministry of Justice MoJ... Read More
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Survey finds six in ten women who had an Islamic wedding are not legally...

A survey has found that nearly two thirds of women who have had traditional Muslim marriage ceremonies in the UK are not in fact... Read More

You may be eligible for a litigation loan

If your spouse controls the family finances, you may be worried about how to find the money for your legal fees during a divorce. But this need not prevent you from accessing the best legal advice to fight for what you deserve. 

Whether you and your spouse built-up your fortune during your marriage, you married someone who already had money or you have had a child with someone with money, it is likely that you are entitled to very significant assets or income. But accessing this wealth now that you are separated may be difficult, restricting your ability to afford the very best legal representation for you and your family during your divorce.

What options are available to fund my case?

If your spouse is not prepared to pay your divorce fees, you may be eligible for a litigation loan. This specific type of lending allows you to secure any assets that you or your partner have, such as your former matrimonial home, against a loan that will cover your legal fees. This loan is then paid back at the end of the case.

A litigation loan is rigorous and transparent, and will grant you access to a top divorce lawyer who will ensure that you get your fair share. Vardags is experienced in securing litigation funding for its high net worth clients and has strong relationships with a select pool of the very best funders around. We also know when best to apply, and exercise careful judgement in determining when to pursue claims.

Vardags are ready to help

Vardags can advise in detail on the options available at your first consultation. We offer a free initial consultation, without obligation, to clients who have family assets greater than £1 million or income of greater than £150,000 per annum. Please call our confidential enquiry line on 020 7205 5792 to arrange your consultation — it’s never too early or too late to take expert legal advice. 

 
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*Free consultation for qualifying individuals. We do not undertake legal aid work but there are often other ways to fund your case. We do not act on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis in civil disputes.

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Our confidential enquiry lines are staffed 24 hours a day, every day of the year.