Legal Mythbusting – Behaviour in Divorce
Seeking a divorce can happen for a variety of reasons and can end up being a complicated and stressful process. The reasons for divorce can be wide-ranging; from no longer being in love with your spouse to violent behaviour or infidelity. Generally, if a divorce is a result of ‘fault’ by one party, the expectation is that they meet at least some of the costs of the divorce. This whole concept and presumption raises many issues for divorcing couples, and for their lawyers to address.
In cases where two parties do not believe the other is at fault, the law can often pigeonhole people into making it a situation where someone is at ‘fault’. The Divorce Dissolution Separation Act is just on the horizon, arriving, hopefully, in April 2022 and will allow divorce proceedings to happen more quickly, without fault.
- What the new no-fault divorce law means for people looking to go down this route
- The financial cost of divorce and the impact this can have on other areas in dispute
- How people may try to gain an advantage in divorce proceedings
- Whether someone’s behaviour will affect the financial settlement
- Why good conduct within litigation proceedings is so important
We hope our videos can help you to understand the importance of your behaviour through divorce proceedings. If you found this useful, please do tell us! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.