Solicitors Divorce Online Blog
Can you Change the Reasons for your Divorce?
21 Jan, 2019
Sometimes, a divorce application cannot proceed because of the grounds cited and it may be necessary to change these. One common scenario under which it’s necessary to do so comes about when a couple initially agree to a divorce and, following the process having started and the petition citing two-y...read more
Can you Cite your own Adultery when Divorcing your Spouse?
07 Jan, 2019
When filing for a divorce, it is necessary to prove that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. In order to do this, one of five reasons for this breakdown must be cited. These are: Two-year separation with consent;Five-year separation;Desertion;Unreasonable behaviour; andAdultery Of these re...read more
Divorcing on the Grounds of Unreasonable Behaviour
18 Feb, 2019
Unreasonable behaviour is the most common reason cited in divorce applications in England and Wales. In spite of this, we know from direct experience that many people refrain from filing on this ground because: a. they feel that this ground can only be used if the behaviour in question is extreme (s...read more
How Long does it take Courts to Issue a Decree Absolute?
04 Feb, 2019
With divorce being one of the most stressful things a person can experience – even when they and their spouse have been living separately for several years – they generally want it finalised as quickly as possible. As a direct result, queries regarding timescales are amongst the questions we answer...read more
Decree Absolute, Nisi
Reducing the Cost of your Divorce: Negotiating a Settlement
04 Mar, 2019
The importance of negotiating a favourable divorce settlement cannot be understated. This settlement will, after all, be used to make any number of vital post-divorce purchases. Chief amongst which is certain to be a new place to call home. This can – and often does – lead people to adopt an overly...read more
Reducing the Cost of your Divorce: the Court Fee
01 Apr, 2019
Divorce is never cheap but, if you do your research, the cost can be reduced. So, with this in mind, we’ll be preparing a series of posts where we discuss the various ways people can save money on theirs, starting with the court’s fees. If you receive any of these benefits, you won’t need to pay th...read more
Cost, Court Fees
The D10 Form and its Role in Divorce Proceedings
18 Mar, 2019
Whilst it is possible for a divorce to proceed without the knowledge of both spouses, this is rare and in the vast majority of circumstances the Respondent (the spouse that did not file for the divorce) will be sent a copy of the Divorce Petition their spouse submitted to the court along with a D10...read more
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