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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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Who should get what in a divorce settlement?

When it comes to a divorce, deciding on the facts you wish to use, agreeing contact and custody arrangements for your children and starting a new life in a new home are just a few of the difficulties people face. None of these, though, are quite as problematic as the need to divide property, pensions, savings and other...

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How to reclaim your divorce court fee

Have you recently filed for a divorce and paid the full filing fee only to later discover that you’re eligible to a remission? Don’t worry – you can claim it back, and the process is very straightforward; the only caveat being that you’ll need to claim it back within three months of you having p...

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Do you have to pay the court fee when getting a divorce?

If you’ve been researching divorce in England and Wales, you may have already come across one particularly bad piece of news: you’ll need to pay a fee to the court – and it can be as much as £550! There is some good news, however: it’s possible you won’t need to pay the full fee. Ind...

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How do you get divorced?

‘How do you get divorced?’ is one the most common divorce-related queries typed into search engines with hundreds of people looking it up every day. As a result, we thought we’d answer it and dispel a few common myths in the process. You go through a legal process In order for a married couple t...

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Divorce more likely following an expensive wedding

Couples that choose to spend more on their weddings are more likely to divorce than those that opt for a more frugal day, a study has revealed. The research was conducted by economics professors Francis-Tan and Hugo M Mialon who studied the information of 3,000 married or previously married couples located in the Un...

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Could a sleep divorce save your marriage?

Modern life, it would seem, is bereft of pitfalls that consistently afflict us all: we eat too much sugar and fat; we spend too much time on our electronic devices; we don’t get enough exercise; we work too hard and so on. Correct or not, the general consensus seems to suggest that our lifestyle choices are persi...

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