Momentum is growing for the modernisation of the statutory approach to the financial division of assets on divorce, the recognition of pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and an overhaul of spousal maintenance. Over the last few years the great and the good have been beavering away in an attempt to find the Holy Grail, a way of modernising family law to provide more certainty and clarity.
One such attempt at modernisation is the Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill proposed by Baroness Deech. The Bill has been in existence for some time but was most recently progressed through the second reading phase in the House of Lords in January 2017. That session of Parliament prorogued and as such the Bill has been reintroduced in this session without alteration.
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