5 most frequently asked questions about divorce
Divorce can be a minefield and if you are contemplating getting a divorce, you are likely to have many questions. Use these 5 FAQs to get an understanding of the divorce procedure and everything else that you need to be aware of.
How do I start my divorce?
As of April 2022, all divorce applications have been moved online. This is a much quicker and simpler process. You are no longer required to pick fault in the other party following the new rules of No Fault Divorce. Our legal experts can assist you through the divorce process, from drafting your application to obtaining your final order.
How much does a divorce cost?
In terms of the cost, you will be required to pay a court fee of £593. However, we can assess your situation and see if there any exceptions that apply.
Your legal costs will be based on the hourly rate of your solicitor, and you will be billed monthly.
What am I entitled to if I get a divorce?
There is no simple answer to what you are entitled to as each situation is different. We would recommend that you come in and talk to us so we can see what your entitlement is.
I want a divorce, but my spouse doesn’t. What can I do?
When the law changed in April, it now means there are limited grounds for which your spouse can not allow the divorce to go ahead.
If your spouse ignores the paperwork, you have sent following the divorce application, there are steps our legal experts can take to ensure the proceedings still go ahead.
How long does a divorce take?
It will take approximately six months to obtain a divorce. However, if your finances are involved, this could take longer.
These FAQs are not a substitute for professional legal advice, but they will help put you at ease with the process. We strongly recommend you speak to a specialist divorce lawyer if you are thinking of getting a divorce.