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Can you dissolve a civil partnership online

For many years, same-sex couples were unable to marry and were able to become civil partners only. This changed in 2014 when the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act 2013 came into force and couples are now legally allowed to elope regardless of their spouse’s gender. Couples that wished to express their devotion to o...

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How to start divorce proceedings

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to start divorce proceedings in England and Wales: Talk to your spouse If you and your spouse both want a divorce, getting one is much easier. When one party does not want the marriage to end, they can delay or even prevent one entirely so it’s advisable that yo...

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You need to know these divorce-based money-saving tips

It’s important to keep track of your finances so, after you’ve decided to pursue a divorce, determining how you can ensure it costs as little as possible should be your first consideration. The overall cost of divorce differs greatly depending on circumstances. If the divorce is uncontested, the process...

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Separation or divorce, what’s best for you and your family

Just one year after they tied the knot, rap royalty Cardi B and Offset have split and publicly announced their separation. Cardi took to Instagram to tell her followers the news, explaining “Things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time and it’s nobody’s fault. I guess we grew...

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Get help with court fees for divorce if you’re disabled

When filing for a divorce, the party that submits the required documents must pay the courts a fee of £550 – a significant fee, particularly when you consider that all that it covers are administrative costs and that the applicant will not receive any support from court staff in return. Fortunately, if you&...

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Why cheating on your partner and contesting the divorce is a bad idea

Family law group ‘Resolution’, which was formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association (SFLA), is an organisation of 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals who strive to take a constructive approach to family law. They put an emphasis on non-confrontational methods of mediation and campaign...

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Do I have to pay court fees for my divorce?

The UK divorce rate has hovered around 40-50% for several years now, and all of us know couples who separated, often to the benefit of their relationship with each other as well as their children. Despite how commonplace it is, there’s still a huge amount of misinformation around the process and at Quickie Divorc...

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What is the fastest way to get a divorce?

One of the most frequent questions we’re asked at Quickie Divorce is ‘how long will it take for me to be divorced?’ Separating couples want their time in court to go as quickly as possible, but some divorce providers can only manage to quote a 22-week average length of process. Because of our years of...

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How long does a divorce take?

The national average wait time for a divorce to be finalised, from start to finish, has been falling consistently for over five years and it has never been easier or more straightforward to separate. There are lots of guidelines online to give you an idea of how long your divorce might take, and though some divorce pro...

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What to do if your divorce petition is ignored

The course of true love is bumpy, and separation can be even rockier. When you make the decision to divorce, you’re always hoping for a straightforward and amicable split with both parties trying their best to make it work. Sometimes that just isn’t the case and your partner may not want to play ball. The m...

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How much does a divorce cost if both parties agree?

With the average cost of a divorce in the UK now standing at more than £14,000 when legal fees and changes to people’s living arrangements are taken into account, it’s understandable that anyone that’s looking to end their marriage wants to know what they can do to save money on the process. Thi...

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Are assets split 50/50 in a divorce?

If you’ve made the difficult decision to divorce, you might be assuming that your house and finances will simply be split down the middle and divided evenly between you and your spouse in court. It’s an understandable assumption but it doesn’t always capture the full picture of how complex it can be t...

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