As family solicitors we deal with many cases of separation between spouses. UK Law states that you are able to get a divorce if you have been married for a minimum of one year and the relationship has broken down permanently. It is also required that your marriage is legally recognised within the UK and that you have a permanent home in either England or Wales respectively.
With this in mind it has emerged that a recent survey looking into spousal maintenance payments within 10 countries in Europe, as well as the United States of America, New Zealand and South Africa has registered England and Wales as the jurisdiction where becoming divorced will see partners being more likely to receive substantial pay-outs. A reason for this comes from Judges’ greater discretion and the wide variety of issues they have to take into account with each, it was stated.