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Common reasons for divorce

Common reasons for divorce

Reasons for divorce: every divorce is different When it comes to the reasons for divorce, our divorce and finance team will be the first to tell you that no divorce or separation is the same. Every person has their own unique story and whilst well-meaning friends and...

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Fair division of assets in divorce

Fair division of assets in divorce

Dividing assets in a divorce When you’re going through a divorce, you might well have an idea in mind of how you’d like to see any assets split. Very often, we find that clients assume that a fair division of assets in divorce means an equal split, with each party...

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Is it really possible to have a ‘good’ divorce?

Is it really possible to have a ‘good’ divorce?

Here at Cartridges Law in Exeter, we are specialists in family law, which means our expert team puts family first in our legal work. And with Good Divorce Week taking place this week, there has never been a better time to talk about the realities of achieving a...

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DIY divorce: risks to consider

DIY divorce: risks to consider

DIY divorce: do you need a lawyer? Here at Cartridges Law we hear more and more of people writing wills and applying for probate by themselves, and even taking a DIY approach to divorce or separation, without hiring a specialist lawyer. And in theory, that’s fine;...

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No-fault divorce law approved

No-fault divorce law approved

New rules allowing ‘no-fault’ divorce are expected to come into force in 2021, replacing the five current grounds for divorce. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 was passed earlier this year but it is not yet known exactly when the new rules will take...

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Living together after separation

Living together after separation

Living together after a separation can be challenging, especially now that the coronavirus pandemic is causing us to be at home more. Some chose to remain living in separate households at the same address in order to maintain a family environment for children, others...

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Is you marriage a legal sham?

Is you marriage a legal sham?

What do you think of when you picture a marriage? A ceremony, a party; living together and maybe having children or buying a house? Would it shock you if, 20 years down the line, it turned out your marriage was, legally, nothing of the sort? This nasty surprise is...

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