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Why enforcing shared parenting is a mistake

Earlier this week, I learnt that Italy’s coalition government intend to make a fundamental change to the country’s laws that, should it come to pass, will have a substantial effect on couples that separate or divorce: they intend to make shared parenting compulsory. On the face of things, many people vie...

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India have criminalised the infamous ‘triple talaq’ divorce

Under Islamic law, a husband can all but immediately divorce his wife by saying the word ‘talaq’ (Arabic for divorce) three times whether in person, over the phone or even in written correspondence. Unsurprisingly, this is a highly contentious practice that typically draws criticism from several quarters. A...

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Divorce settlement advice: don’t forget pensions

After a couple have made the decision to divorce, deciding on how they will divide their assets is likely to prove an extremely difficult task. It is, however, also an absolutely vital one with the money gleaned by each party certain to be used for a new home and anything else needed to effectively begin their lives an...

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When can you apply for a divorce?

People that contact Quickie Divorce regularly ask us if they’re in a position to file for divorce. Essentially, they want to know if they meet the requirements needed in order to file for a divorce. This is a relatively easy question to answer; in order to be eligible for a divorce you must: Have been marri...

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Is divorce law in England and Wales about to change?

Divorce in England and Wales could soon undergo a fundamental and, many would argue, long overdue change: the UK government are set to launch consultations which could lead to the introduction of no-fault divorce as well as prevent spouses that may disagree from contesting divorce applications. Currently, unless a c...

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A few common divorce myths dispelled

A little knowledge, as they say, can be a dangerous thing – this is particularly true of divorce in England and Wales. There are numerous common myths surrounding divorce and, as these can prevent people from achieving fair settlements or from even pursuing a divorce altogether, we thought we’d dispel some...

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Can you get married whilst waiting for your divorce papers?

Often, couples will separate and, whilst they are no longer living together as husband and wife, will remain legally married for several years or even decades. Such arrangements are actually far from uncommon with the couples involved usually content that their spouses will make no claim against their assets and theref...

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How do you dissolve a civil partnership?

‘How do you get a divorce when you’re in a civil partnership?’ may be a question that we hear less frequently following the introduction of legislation allowing same-sex marriage having come into force just over four years ago but it’s still by no means uncommon. Plus, a recent landmark ruling a...

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How to get a divorce and a few things you’ll need to know

The divorce process itself is relatively straightforward when both parties are in agreement. So simple, in fact, that it can be broken down into just three steps: File a Divorce Petition File for a Decree Nisi File for a Decree Absolute At each stage, the divorce application will progress following the P...

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What are the pitfalls of doing your own divorce?

Doing your own divorce can potentially save you money but it also has several drawbacks. Being a legal procedure, there are certain steps which must be followed to the letter and, whilst there is a considerable amount of information and advice available, both online and offline, for people pursuing their own divorce...

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Another five examples of unreasonable behaviour

Our last two posts on acceptable examples of unreasonable behaviour have proven so popular that we thought we’d provide you with another five common examples that’re certain to be accepted as part of any divorce application: Flirting with other people Whilst some people are ok with their spouses flirt...

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Why divorcees are dishonest

According to a recent survey, more than a third of people that file for a divorce will include false information in their divorce petitions in order to ensure their applications are approved by the courts. The research, conducted by a firm of solicitors, revealed that 14% of Petitioners falsely claimed that the Resp...

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