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how do you know where to start with the Divorce Process?

 

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This guide is aimed to answer all of your burning questions about divorce. Split into 13 parts, we’ll cover everything involved, from how to get your divorce started to what you should do when the divorce process has ended.

PART 1

Should I get a divorce?

How do I know if divorce is right for me? What’s actually involved in the divorce process? And do I have alternative options?

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PART 2

Can I get divorced if I’m in a civil partnership?

If you’re in a civil partnership, the “divorce” process will differ slightly, as you’ll need to apply for a civil partnership dissolution.

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PART 3

How do i apply for divorce?

To apply for the divorce process, you will need to know the responsibilities of each partner, as well as things like which forms to fill in and when to go to court.

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PART 4

what are the grounds for divorce?

There are 5 different reasons for divorce, formally known as “grounds for divorce”, which will make a divorce valid in the UK.

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PART 5

what if my partner has cheated on me?

If your partner has cheated on you, known formally during the divorce process as “adultery”, there may be some extra areas you will need to consider.

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PART 6

what will happen to our family home and savings?

During the divorce process, finances and property are some of the most complicated areas that need consideration.

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PART 7

What will happen if we have children?

If you and your ex-partner have children together, you’ll need to consider what options you have during the divorce process, such as filing for a child arrangement order.

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PART 8

what is family mediation and do i have to do it?

Family mediation may be required before the divorce process can start. Generally, family mediation is needed if there are children are large finances involved in the divorce process.

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PART 9

How much will my divorce cost?

The cost of the divorce process will depend on a variety of factors, such as legal fees and court fees. You may also need to pay for documents, petitions and other services like mediation.

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PART 10

Can I do a “DIY Divorce”?

In the UK, it is possible to go through the divorce process without legal assistance, known as a”DIY Divorce.” But what are the risks of going solo?

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PART 11

How long will my divorce take?

Each stage of the divorce process has it’s own timescale. Take a look at how long each part might take and how long you may expect to be waiting.

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PART 12

will i have to go to court during my divorce?

If your divorce is particularly complex, or if one of the partners disagrees with some terms of the divorce, you may need to go to divorce court.

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PART 13

what do i need to consider after my divorce?

What does life after the divorce process look like? This final section covers everything you may need to think about after divorce, such as updating your will and changing your name.

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