Divorce Reform: The End of the Blame Game?

Proposed changes to Divorce Laws in England After many years of campaigning, the government have decided to reform the current divorce laws in England. They do this in an attempt to remove the criticised allocation of blame to one party when initiating divorce proceedings. The proposed reforms have come about following a recommendation to the…

The Repercussions of Family Breakdown Abroad

The breakdown of a marriage can have dire consequences. This is made worse when a marriage breaks down whilst living abroad. The severity of the potential consequences highlight the need for expatriates to plan their move abroad carefully. One in ten British people live abroad. That’s a lot of expatriates, and it’s not just retirees…

Financial Entitlement in Short Marriages

In this article, Hannah McCrindle, solicitor at Expatriate Law reviews some reported cases involving the division of assets following a short marriage. When a marriage has been short, contributions are more likely to be relevant in the context of determining the division of assets and determining what is and what is not matrimonial property. The…

Expatriate Divorce in Indonesia

Jurisdiction for Divorce in Indonesia A party can file divorce proceedings in Indonesia court if one of the married couples: is an Indonesian citizen; is domiciled in Indonesia at the time of the law suit; and has a substantial connection with Indonesia.   Divorce in Indonesia Under Law Number 1 of 1974 on Marriage (“1974…