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Divorce finance: choosing the right litigation funding structure

Funding a divorce places additional strain on spouses but specialist providers can offer a suitable solution, says George Williamson

8 May 2019

The introduction of no fault divorce announced last month will herald a significant and welcome development in UK divorce legislation.

Prompted in part by the case of Owens v Owens, the new legislation will mean that a spouse can simply state that the marriage has broken down irretrievably, where previously there had to be allegations of adultery or unreasonable behaviour for proceedings to start.
 
There are many misconceptions when it comes to divorce law, with individuals mistakenly believing that being able to demonstrate the other party’s shortcomings and misdemeanours will lead to an increase in their financial settlement.
 
This is extremely rare; in reality, the only things they are likely to increase by doing this are legal fees and acrimony. 
 
The financial element to a divorce can be a source of great stress at an already emotional time.
 
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