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What to do if your spouse ignores your divorce papers

The vast majority of divorces filed in England and Wales are uncontested. This, it is widely believed, means that everyone involved in the divorce agrees and wants their marriage to legally end. Whilst this is partly true, a divorce can actually be uncontested by the Respondent whilst simultaneously also effectively be...

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Guide on dividing pensions in divorce published

We’ve written about how one of the most difficult parts of a divorce is the need for a couple to divide their assets. Agreeing on how property, savings etc. should be split is – due to the inevitably emotive nature of such problems – highly problematic. Dividing private and state pensions, though, is...

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When is a couple legally separated?

Whilst there are numerous reasons why a couple can be denied a divorce, they are nearly always identified following the process having commenced. There are few circumstances under which the courts in England and Wales will refuse to consider a divorce application altogether. The courts will, for example, refuse to c...

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How to select your reasons and file for divorce

We know that all divorces filed in England and Wales will eventually – following legislation concerning no-fault divorce having passed – rely solely on the fact that a marriage has broken down.  Until then, though, every divorce filed must cite one of five reasons: Adultery Desertion Unreason...

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What is divorce mediation and who is it for?

As we all know, the process of ending a marriage isn’t easy. Rarely, though, is it difficult because one person wants a divorce and the other doesn’t – the vast majority of separated couples tend to agree that they should pursue a divorce. Instead, it is dividing things like properties, savings, pensi...

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What new divorce laws are coming to the UK?

Early in 2019, it was announced that the process of applying for a divorce in the UK would be changing. It’s not yet known when these changes will come into effect, but they will represent the biggest changes to divorce law since the Matrimonial Clauses Act of 1973. You can find a summary of the most significant...

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Your most common questions about no-fault divorce answered

A few months ago, it was announced that the UK would be introducing legislation that would remove fault from the divorce process. In other words, when filing for a divorce, it will no longer be necessary for the filing party (the Petitioner) to blame the Respondent (the spouse not making the application) by stating tha...

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Can expats get an online divorce?

In an increasingly globalised world, more and more people than ever now live in their non-native countries. As a result, we’re regularly contacted by expats enquiring about whether an English or Welsh court will be able to grant them a divorce. Jurisdiction (a term used to describe when an authority can deal w...

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Should I get consent before filing for divorce?

When both parties consent to a divorce, the process is much easier. Whilst there are instances where consent is vital, and it is therefore strongly recommend that it is sought before filing, there are also those where obtaining consent before starting the divorce process is, whilst still advisable, far from absolutely...

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How you can divorce your spouse without them knowing

Under certain circumstances, one spouse can divorce their husband/wife without them knowing. If spouses are estranged, unaware of where each other live and one attempts to find the other’s address but is unsuccessful following a comprehensive search, they may be allowed to end their marriage without the other par...

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How much does an online divorce cost?

Quickie Divorce offer several packages ranging in price from £37 to £167. In addition, a filing fee of £550 is payable to the courts, though you could have this reduced or even waived entirely. You can find out if you can get help with the court fee for a divorce here. Each of our packages include...

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What will I have to do to get a divorce?

Have you been looking into the divorce process in the UK? If you have, you’ll certainly have encountered the terms ‘Petitioner’ and ‘Respondent’. These terms are used to describe the roles each spouse will play throughout their divorce as it progresses through the courts – but how ar...

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