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How easy is it to get divorced in the UK?

There’s a stigma surrounding all legal proceedings; specifically, people assume that they’re certain to be protracted, mired in tradition and, ultimately, convoluted. The process of getting a divorce in the UK is actually largely straightforward… under certain circumstances. The four stages of div...

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Can you automatically get divorced if you’ve been married for ten years?

A common question levelled at divorce firms and solicitors is ‘How long do I have to be married for a divorce to be automatic?’ and the answer is a complex one. There’s actually no set amount of time before you can process an automatic divorce because they simply don’t exist in British law. Ther...

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What counts as unreasonable behaviour in a divorce?

One woman’s fight against a family court ruling could change the way couples separate forever. In 2015 Tini Owens, 68, sought a divorce and told the court that she wanted to end her 40-year marriage to her husband Hugh Owens, 80, because they had become unhappy together. Refused a divorce from a family court and...

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Where can you find divorce papers online?

In order to file for a divorce, you’ll need to complete and submit a Divorce Petition to the court. Furthermore, you’ll need to complete several additional documents and, if you intend to ask the courts reduce or waive their fee for divorce, will also need to complete and present an EX160 form alongside you...

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How long do you have to be separated before you can divorce?

Owing, perhaps, to the very different divorce procedures used in other nations, people that contact Quickie Divorce consistently assume that they and their spouse must have been living separately for a set period of time (six months or one year being the most common presumptions) before they can request a divorce. Lega...

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Do you divorce your spouse to end a civil partnership?

This month, Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans to open up civil partnerships so that straight couples who want to formalise their relationship but don’t agree with marriage have the same choices available to their gay counterparts. Though there has been no official date for the plans announced yet, Penny...

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Do I need a Decree Nisi?

It’s a time of serious stress in your life, least of all because you just don’t know how the process works. You and your partner have agreed that you want to divorce, now what? Do you need a Decree Nisi? What even IS a Decree Nisi? Your first few steps are to decide what grounds you’re going to div...

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What’s the best way to get a divorce?

‘What’s the best way to get a divorce?’ is one of the most common questions we’re asked at Quickie Divorce – it’s also one of the most difficult to answer due to its ambiguity. There are a multitude of ‘best practices’ which should be observed as far as the divorce pro...

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How to apply for a divorce online in the UK

With so many people querying how they can apply for a divorce online in the UK, we thought we’d use our considerable expertise to produce a comprehensive five-step guide detailing exactly how people can both apply for and obtain a divorce. Before, we begin, though, you’ll need to know that, before you can f...

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Is cohabiting really linked to lower divorce rates?

The short answer is – maybe. Researchers have been back and forth on the issue since the fifties, when it would have arguably been pretty scandalous for an unmarried couple to move in together. Back in those days, studies generally found that couples who cohabited before getting married were subject to a higher r...

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The D8 form and its importance in divorce proceedings

The Divorce Petition, also known as a D8 form, is the document that, following it having been completed and submitted to court, starts the divorce process. This form is a vital part of the process as it provides the court with all of the information it will require in order to administer the divorce such as the parties...

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Can’t afford a divorce? Here’s what we advise

Have you been considering a divorce only to find yourself put off by the cost? You’re not alone. Solicitors can charge upwards of £400 per hour and the courts require a fee of £550 – plus the costs of renting/buying a new place to live, furnishings and so on can all add up, too. Whilst divorc...

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