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Three assets vital to your divorce settlement

When a couple decide to divorce, it’s vitally important that the assets they have jointly accumulated as a couple are distributed amongst them in such a way as to ensure that both parties are left with the resources they require to begin their new lives. Often, however, it is the need to agree an equitable and reas...

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Unreasonable behaviour divorce: explaining time limits

When both you and your spouse want a divorce but you’ve not yet been living separately for two years and neither of you have committed adultery, then one of you will have to rely on the others unreasonable behaviour. As difficult as many assume this will be (and wait until the aforementioned two-year period has passed...

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How much does it cost to do your own divorce?

With wages having been depressed for more than a decade now, people are regularly looking to save money wherever possible – divorces included. Long deemed to be the exclusive preserve of the legal professional, Divorce Petitions and other documents needed to dissolve a marriage are regularly being completed an...

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Why you pay the courts £550 when filing for divorce

The fact that the courts charge a fee of £550 when someone files for a divorce is, unsurprisingly, a huge bugbear for many. After all, the courts hardly make it clear what people will be getting for their money; so much so that many people assume that this fee will entitle them to help with their forms, assistanc...

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Do the grounds for divorce affect financial settlements?

Every time a couple gets a divorce, they need to divide their joint assets. Things like property, cars, pensions etc. all need to be considered and the couple must either reach an agreement or, if they find that they cannot, head to court and let a judge decide who gets what. Whilst most couples will be able to succ...

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Why online divorces will have little effect on divorce rates

The divorce process in England and Wales has, until recently, been administered exclusively via physical paperwork that needed to be sent directly to court. Now, though, it’s possible for the relevant documentation to be completed and submitted online – something which has left a few people feeling more tha...

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Will having children effect my ability to divorce online?

Many people assume that they will be unable to get a divorce online if they and their spouse have had children together. So much so, in fact, that it’s a question our advisers are regularly asked. All in all, it’s understandable that people have a tendency to assume that the divorce process will be compl...

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How does the divorce process start?

Starting the divorce process can be a daunting prospect. The thought of formally ending your marriage is one that, as you’ll be aware of the significant changes it’s certain to bring, is more than capable of causing anxiety. Whilst these concerns are nearly always misplaced, though, this doesn’t make...

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Are you responsible for your ex’s debts following a divorce?

Divorce, even when it’s uncontested, can still be extremely expensive, particularly as it often means that people will be moving from dual-income to single-income households. As a result, it’s hardly surprising that so many people are concerned about their spouse’s debts and whether or not they’...

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Accept no-fault divorce is the future, or embrace this….

For several months, prominent figures from the worlds of law, religion, government and more have been publicly debating divorce law within the UK. Some have argued for reform, others that revising the law and allowing no-fault divorce would be harmful to society. I, personally, have argued that it is rational to ref...

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How to get a cheap divorce

Divorce can get very, very expensive. Negotiations over the division of assets are, after all, ultimately discussions that will determine the participant’s quality of life for at least a few years following their divorce being made final. Combine this with potential disputes over children, gargantuan solicitors&r...

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When can I remarry after a divorce?

‘Can I immediately remarry once my divorce has been finalised?’ is – and you may be surprised by this – a question that is put to our advisers on a pretty regular basis. Often, spouses separate and neither has the inclination to file for divorce. They agree on how to divide their various asse...

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