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Fair shares? Sorting out money and property on divorce

2nd November 2023

Nuffield Foundation

This project will investigate how divorcing couples in England and Wales negotiate financial arrangements, both inside and outside the legal system.

100,000 couples divorce each year in England and Wales, and the financial arrangements they make can determine the future standard of living for them and their children. However, only a third of divorcing couples use the legal system to reach a financial settlement: the remaining two thirds negotiate their own arrangements or reach no settlement at all. Very little is known about the processes by which divorcing couples reach their financial arrangements, or about the effects of different financial arrangements on them and their families over time.

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