There are officially five grounds for divorce in the UK. Most divorces are brought because of the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage through the "unreasonable behaviour" of the husband or wife. You will not have to prove that this unreasonable behaviour has taken place.
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This is the most important part of the website offering help and support with all the difficult legal and financial aspects of the divorce process. We offer advice on how to get the best outcome from your divorce and how to cope with difficulties and traumas that you may encounter on your journey to the other side of divorce.
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Divorce is a time when life changing decisions have to be made. To help you make the best decisions you need the right legal and financial advice to guide you. We offer a service to help find the best local experts for you.
The right legal advice even before the divorce process begins is vital. Your lawyer can explain how the complex process works so you know what to expect before you start. It's vital to use a specialist Family Law solicitor for their expert knowledge and experience. We can help you find a the right Divorce Solicitor for you.
Finances are a very important subject and most people need expert advice from an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) about their financial situation whilst contemplating divorce, during a divorce, or after a divorce. We can help you find your nearest Divorce Financial Expert.
Wafting down the aisle looking fabulous in a white frock or striding along in a macho morning suit may seem to bear no relevance to getting divorced but sadly, it no longer guarantees a lifetime's commitment to marriage either.
Are pre-nuptial agreements relevant to the current divorce process? Where do you stand if you agreed to a pre nuptial agreement before your marriage and subsequent divorce?
Divorce is all about the future of your children and the division of the money both now and in the future. If you have no children or they are grown up then it's just about how the family assets and future earnings should be split. This is often the most difficult part of the divorce to agree.
Back in the days before Gordon Brown aspired to greatness, a divorcing couple usually had some assets to share after their divorce. Now it's more likely to be a fight to the death about the ownership of debt.
After the firestorm of divorce has finally abated and the scorched earth of reality is there for all to see it seems to me that very often one of the two newly single people is often much better off than the other.
The moment you decide (or your spouse decides for you) that your marriage is at an end and the divorce process is about to begin the stress levels will ramp up rapidly for both of you. All the emotions of guilt, fear, hurt and anger threaten to engulf you.
Managing your divorce is going to be one of the most difficult tasks in your life. What you want, what you need and what you eventually settle for are, in most cases going to be three rather different things.