Dating during divorce: the new rules of the game

A High Court Judge recently warned of the dangers of dating before a divorce is finalised, referring to new relationships as a “fly in the ointment” when considering how to apportion finances on a divorce.  In the case, the Judge awarded the wife less than she would have otherwise received had she been single, on the basis that a natural progression of her new relationship would be to set up home with her new partner, providing her with a more secure financial future. 

Elen Stricth, an Associate in the Family team at Stevens & Bolton LLP, looks into the dangers of dating during a divorce in an article featured today in Spear's Magazine. To the article in full, click here.

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