Family Law & Divorce

Common Divorce Questions

Read our most popular questions asked by people looking to get a divorce.

How To Petition For Divorce

First you must have been married for a year before the date of your Petition for a divorce. You will not be able to do so until that time although you can rely on any issues that have happened in that first year to …

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How To Divorce in the UK

If you want to find out how to divorce in the UK, it is necessary to prove that the marriage has irretrievably broken down.  BUT before you can do that it may be necessary to consider whether you are entitled to ask for …

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How Do I Get a Copy of My Decree Absolute?

You should have received from the Court a copy of your Decree Absolute at the time you were divorced.   If you have not received this you should check whether the Decree Absolute has actually been issued. What is a Decree Absolute? This …

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Finance & Divorce

How To Divide Assets in a UK Divorce – Simple (But Complete) Guide

In the UK the starting point for dividing the assets in divorce is 50/50. However the financial settlement will usually be different in every case as it depends on the parties’ circumstances and their needs when it comes to deciding what they …

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How Much Maintenance Should I Pay For One Child?

Child maintenance is now collected by the Child Maintenance Services (CMS) but some of the old cases are still dealt with by the CSA for cases that were opened before 25th November 2013. The ‘paying parent’ is the parent who doesn’t have …

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Children - Post Separation

How Do I Obtain Parental Responsibility?

There are a number of different ways you can obtain Parental Responsibility for a child and a number of different people can obtain parental responsibility. It is necessary to consider the relationship of the parents when looking at how the non birth parent …

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How Much Maintenance Should I Pay For One Child?

Child maintenance is now collected by the Child Maintenance Services (CMS) but some of the old cases are still dealt with by the CSA for cases that were opened before 25th November 2013. The ‘paying parent’ is the parent who doesn’t have …

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