As family lawyers, a lot of our work involves the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and the Civil Partnership Act 2004, which govern the use of financial remedy orders following divorce or dissolution.
The Law Commission has recently announced that it will carry out an extensive review of the current laws on financial remedies to explore whether reform is needed and what that may look like.
The report will look at whether there is a need for more certainty within the law for divorcing couples and whether wider powers should be given to Judges in respect of children over the age of 18.
The Law Commission will also look at whether pension orders are overlooked and what consideration should be given to the behaviour of separating parties when making financial remedy orders.
It is hoped that the paper will be prepared by September 2024 and it will certainly make an interesting read for family practitioners and divorcing couples alike.
If you have a family matter you would like to discuss in further detail, please call 01274 861096 or 01423 637272 to book in for your free half an hour consultation with one of our family law experts.