‘A Practical Guide to Short Marriages for Family Lawyers’ by Sadie Glover


Paperback: 978-1-914608-32-2
Published: June 2022
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This book considers the legal position in respect of short marriages. This can often be a tricky area of law, particularly where needs is a magnetic factor and there is little or no marital acquest. Formulating a solid case plan from the outset is essential. The book assesses how the case law has evolved over the years from the pre-White era to the present day, and consider how the future needs of the family can affect the overall outcome of your case, notwithstanding of the brevity of the marriage.

The following topics are covered:

  • How to apply the s25 considerations to a short marriage
  • How the court regards pre-marital cohabitation
  • How the court regards relationship after marriage
  • Miller and the sharing principle
  • Future needs of the children and parties
  • Relevant recent caselaw


Sadie Glover is a Partner in the family team at B P Collins LLP. She qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and practises exclusively in all aspects of family law, including divorce and financial settlements, separation, cohabitation, children and nuptial agreements.

Sadie’s practice has a particular emphasis on divorce and financial settlements, ranging from low to high net worth matters. She also has vast experience of advising on private law children matters, ranging from common disputes between parents, to international leave to remove applications and complex international child abduction cases in the High Court. Sadie also advises on matters relating to the separation of unmarried couples, to include proceedings under the Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA) and Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.

Throughout her career, Sadie has amassed a considerable knowledge and expertise in advising clients on all matters from the straightforward to the highly complex. Priding herself in adopting a sensitive, down-to-earth and practical approach in all cases, she draws on personal and professional experience to provide a high level of client care.

Sadie has developed a skill for writing and delivering online training for other family lawyers across England and Wales. She recently co-presented a webinar for MBL, one of the country’s leading providers of CPD training and has been retained by MBL to deliver further training on different family law topics, later this year.

In her spare time, Sadie enjoys spending time with her two daughters, Molly and Rosie and long countryside walks with their beloved dog, Phoebe. Sadie is also a keen runner and has taken part in a number of running events, to include the London Marathon.


Chapter One – Short Marriages and s25 MCA 1973
Chapter Two – Premarital Cohabitation
Chapter Three – Relationship After Separation
Chapter Four – White and the Sharing Principle
Chapter Five – Miller; Needs, Compensation and Sharing
Chapter Six – Future Needs of the Children and the Parties
Chapter Seven – Short, Childless Marriages
Chapter Eight – Conclusion – Where Does This Leave Us?