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Are you considering divorce or separation? If you would like to discuss your matter, please contact one of our specialist Family Team for confidential advice that you can trust.
The breakdown of a marriage or a civil partnership can be a very stressful time for all involved, including children, but we can provide the expert knowledge and professional support to assist you throughout the divorce process.
You may have many questions to ask:
- How soon can a divorce petition be issued?
- What grounds are available?
- What are the costs involved?
- What is judicial separation?
- When is an annulment appropriate?
- Will you have to attend Court?
- How long does the process take?
So many questions, but the Family Team at Paul Robinson Solicitors have the answers.
The procedure starts with a divorce petition and ends with Decree Absolute, which dissolves the marriage. In most cases other issues arise as a result of the divorce, such as sorting out the finances of the marriage and these will need to be resolved before the divorce is finalised.
Financial claims continue against each other despite the granting of Decree Absolute and the Decree Absolute affects any inheritance left to a spouse in a will. Obtaining legal advice when considering a divorce is a must and our combination of experience, detailed legal knowledge, and the latest IT and technical support, will ensure that you receive the very best client care, support and service.
For some time now, Family Practitioners have been waiting for confirmation of when the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will come into force in the UK. The Government have now confirmed that this will be on 6th April 2022. This means that, from this date onwards, all married couples will be able to divorce without assigning blame. Find out more about No-Fault Divorce here.
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What are the grounds for divorce?
The most common grounds for divorce are irreconcilable differences or irremediable breakdown of the marriage. Other grounds may include adultery, cruelty, desertion, and imprisonment.
How long does it take to get a divorce?
The length of time it takes to get a divorce can vary depending on the complexity of the case and the jurisdiction in which the divorce is filed. It can take anywhere from a few months to several years.
How much does it cost to get a divorce?
The cost of a divorce can vary depending on the complexity of the case, the jurisdiction in which the divorce is filed, and whether the divorce is contested or uncontested. Legal fees, court costs, and other expenses can add up quickly.
How is property divided during a divorce?
Property division during a divorce can vary depending on the jurisdiction in which the divorce is filed. In some jurisdictions, property is divided equally between the spouses, while in others, the court may consider factors such as the length of the marriage and the contributions of each spouse to the marriage.
What happens to the children during a divorce?
The court will make a determination regarding the custody, visitation, and support of the children during a divorce. The court will consider the best interests of the children in making its decision.
Can a divorce be finalised without both parties agreeing?
Yes, a divorce can be finalised without both parties agreeing, through the process of “default” divorce.
Can a divorce be undone?
Divorces can be undone in certain circumstances, but it is called annulment and it has to meet certain criteria.
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Paul Robinson Solicitors is a thriving independent law firm committed to providing exceptional service to clients nationwide, with offices situated throughout London and Essex.
Established in 1983, the firm has steadily expanded over the past 35 years, offering an extensive range of legal services to both personal and commercial clients. The team of highly experienced and skilled solicitors specialises in various fields and is dedicated to providing an outstanding level of service to achieve positive outcomes for their clients. The firm’s cutting-edge technology and efficient systems, together with its support and managerial staff, ensure maximum efficiency, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness.