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No fault divorce

No-fault divorce is a cause we at Vardags champion. The current grounds for divorce in England and Wales force parties to attribute blame on their petitions, or wait until two years of separation (or five years without the other party’s consent) have elapsed before their marriage is dissolved. The introduction of no-fault divorce would protect families by ensuring that parting spouses are not forced to denigrate each other, reflecting the reality that, often, no single party is responsible for the breakdown of a marriage.

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Acrimonious divorces can damage children’s immune systems

A study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh has revealed that children whose parents divorce acrimoniously are three times more susceptible to common infections up to 40 years later.... Read More
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Comedy duo Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor divorce as friends

Fellow actors Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor are the most recent Hollywood couple to decide to part ways.... Read More
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DJ Mark Ronson’s model wife files for divorce

Grammy-winning producer, Mark Ronson, is getting divorced from his model and actress wife, Joséphine de La Baume after five and a half years of marriage.... Read More

Resolution calls for parties to pledge family law reform ahead of General Election

Nigel Shepherd, the National Chair of Resolution, the association of family lawyers, has written to each of the main political parties calling for election pledges... Read More

Wife refused divorce takes case to Supreme Court

A woman who was refused a decree nisi by the Court of Appeal is attempting to take her battle for a divorce to the... Read More
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Heartbreak Hotel: Britain’s first divorce hotel opens its doors in York

A new hotel in York offers couples the chance to relax, wine and dine…and divorce. Britain’s first divorce hotel, with the tagline ‘A Positive New Start’, aims to put an end to the mud-slinging encouraged by the English courts and help couples to part ways as amicably as possible... Read More
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University of Exeter publishes interim findings from fault-based divorce research

In the wake of the Court of Appeal's judgment in the much-discussed case of Owens v Owens, which saw a Court of Appeal led by... Read More
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“Desperately unhappy” wife Tini Owens loses appeal to divorce husband

A wife who took her battle to divorce her husband to the court of Appeal has lost her bid to end her "intensely unhappy" marriage... Read More
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Scary Spice files for divorce from Stephen Belafonte after a tumultuous marriage

Melanie Brown, best known as Scary Spice from the iconic British girl band Spice Girls, has filed for divorce from film producer Stephen Belafonte. After... Read More

New bills threaten no-fault divorce and common-law marriage in Oklahoma

A new bill seeks to put an end to “incompatibility” as a ground for divorce in Oklahoma. Incompatibility is one of eleven reasons for divorce granted by... 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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Vardags specialise in cases involving high net worth individuals, their families and their companies.  Free consultations are offered for clients with net assets in excess of £2million or involved in other high value disputes.
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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.

Call Vardags London: 020 7404 9390

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