Author: Che

After four years working at a top-tier, award-winning family law firm in Hertfordshire, Che joined KMJ in January 2018. Prior to this, Che trained and qualified at a high-profile commercial and media firm based in London’s West-End.

Not Married with Children: What Happens after Separation?

According to the latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) data, released in 2017, cohabiting couple families were the fastest growing family type in the UK. Of the 3.3 million cohabiting couples, over 1.2 million of these include dependent children. Cohabitation — an arrangement whereby a couple lives together without being married — is becoming increasingly common, however, it’s a divorce myth that English law offers unmarried couples the same rights and claims as married couples after separation. That being said, when there are children involved, the law does offer some protection. The Children’s Act 1989 Under Schedule 1 of the…

How Long Does it Take to Obtain a Divorce?

For most people, divorce is a stressful and difficult time, making the prospect of a quick resolution very appealing. Divorce proceedings themselves (initiated by way of a divorce Petition) has largely become an administrative process, which does not require the parties to attend court. This is except in relatively narrow circumstances where the other party may decide to defend and/or refuse to agree to a Petition. In simple terms, obtaining a divorce in effect gives both parties the right to remarry. However, the finalisation of the process (which is achieved by the Court granting ‘Decree Absolute’) is usually delayed until…