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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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Michael Rosenfeld on ‘How couples meet and stay together’

Last week I wrote about the newly-published findings of a study entitled 'How couples meet and stay together'. It found that while women are... Read More

Resolution launches no-fault divorce research

In a move that will be music to the ears of many a family lawyer – not to mention anyone who’s ever experienced divorce... Read More
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Are Americans turning against no-fault divorce?

While family lawyers and senior judges call for no-fault divorce to be added to the legal books in England and Wales, the situation in... Read More
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England’s most senior female judge calls for no-fault divorce

The most senior female judge in UK history, Baroness Hale, has called for the introduction of no-fault divorce in England and Wales. In an interview... Read More
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Is it time for no-fault divorce?

A year ago this month, the 2013 Grant Thornton Matrimonial Survey was published in its tenth edition. It was notable because the leading concern... Read More
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The need for no-fault divorce: the blame game

Divorce in England is still based on an archaic fault-based process. Even though the reason for divorce will normally make no difference to how... Read More
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Contact orders: the process

The breakdown of a relationship can be an extremely stressful and emotionally challenging time, even more so when children are involved. In some circumstances, unfortunately,... Read More
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Rupert Murdoch files for divorce from third wife Wendi Deng

Media tycoon and News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from Wendi Deng, his wife of 14 years. Murdoch filed his divorce petition... Read More
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Infidelity or indifference? The top reason for divorce

According to an annual survey of family lawyers, falling out of love was the top reason for divorce in 2010. This is the first time... Read More

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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.

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