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Billionaire Roman Abramovich and socialite wife Dasha Zhukova announce their divorce

The Russian mega couple, Roman Abramovich and his wife Dasha Zhukova have announced that they are parting ways amicably after their 10-year marriage.... Read More

Statistics reveal data on same-sex divorce and dropping divorce rates in...

ONS published statistics on divorces in England and Wales in 2015, revealing that divorce rates continue to drop and the first data on same-sex divorce... Read More

Court of Appeal departs from equal sharing principle for successful business...

The Court of Appeal has taken the significant step in departing from the “sharing principle” established by the House of Lords in White v White [2001] in a divorce between a very successful energy trader, Julie Sharp, and her IT consultant husband... Read More

Latest divorce law news

London Supreme Court, where Owens v Owens will next be heard

Owens v Owens: wife to tell Supreme Court that she should not have to...

Tini Owens, a wife who hit the headlines after her divorce petition was rejected by the High Court, will argue that she should not... Read More
Shiny euro coins frozen in ice

Tobias v Tobias: Mostyn J on applications for freezing orders, ex parte orders and...

In the case of Tobias v Tobias  EWFC 46, Mostyn J took the opportunity to provide some guidance regarding applications for freezing orders, particularly... Read More
Ryan Giggs

Decree nisi pronounced in the Ryan Giggs divorce case

Stacey Giggs, former Manchester United and Wales footballer Ryan Giggs’ wife of nearly a decade, has today been granted decree nisi in the latest stage... Read More
Eclipse

Billionaire Roman Abramovich and socialite wife Dasha Zhukova announce their divorce

The Russian mega couple, Roman Abramovich and his wife Dasha Zhukova have announced that they are parting ways amicably after their 10-year marriage.... Read More
Royal Courts of Justice

Procedural changes to divorce: the amended Family Procedural Rules, Munby’s guidance and the online...

Recently, there have been steps towards amending the Family Procedural Rules, de-linking divorce and financial procedures and facilitating online divorce.... Read More
Scaramucci

Shame-faced Scaramucci’s wife files for divorce

It was revealed on Friday that Anthony Scaramucci’s wife Deidre Ball filed for divorce before he took up his short-lived post in the Trump administration.... 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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