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What difference does it make if my marital status is separated or divorced?

Date:7 JUN 2017
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Lydia McLachlan Associate
Brodies LLP 

According to recent news reports divorced drivers are paying hundreds of pounds more for car insurance than married drivers. This may prompt the question of what other differences changing marital status can make and some may even question whether it is worth formalising a divorce if separation terms have been agreed.

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I am often asked by new clients whether they are 'legally separated' and by those who have signed separation agreements whether they should go ahead with a divorce. There tends to be confusion about the significance of...

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