2 Nov 2018

Equal property split in divorce rule to change - Law Commission

From Morning Report, 7:44 am on 2 November 2018

The Law Commission says it's time to end the simple solution of splitting property equally when a marriage breaks up. It suggests if one partner owned a home before the relationship began, only the rise in its value should be split, not the property itself. It also wants the courts to have more power to disentangle assests held in trusts. Matrimonal property law hasn't changed for 42 years. Law Commissioner Helen McQueen joins us to discuss.