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DIVORCE IN ENGLAND

 

UK divorce laws are full of pitfalls. You can have a quick divorce or an amicable divorce but do take advice on how to do it. You are unlikely to be able to do it without informed advice. How long divorce takes depends on the skill with which it is conducted.

Marriage breakdown may lead to a number of problems of which divorce is the most obvious. However, very often there are associated problems relating to children (residence, contact, access, maintenance etc) and\or finances (how the matrimonial assets and income are to be divided up). Unmarried couples are in a very different position so far as "matrimonial property" is concerned because the legal rules applied in that case are quite different. Both married and unmarried couples may, however, face similar problems involving children and\or domestic violence. In the latter case an injunction may be required. Legal Aid also very often has an important role to play and its influence is by no means always fair.

On any of these matters it is important to have sound advice and the choice of solicitor is very important. It is all too easy for solicitors to become involved on both sides and before you know where you are you are caught up in a whirlwind of nasty correspondence which makes money for the lawyers but which bites into the pockets of clients and causes more bitterness all round. There is nothing worse for a client than an intransigent solicitor who raises unrealistic expectations and who presses ahead to court hearings come what may. Of course, that should not happen but, unfortunately, it is too common.

Many couples can, and do, resolve their problems directly between themselves and it is much better to do this if at all possible. You should remember, though, that it is not sensible to come to any sort of agreement without knowing one's legal rights and so it is always prudent to find out about these beforehand. Legal advice is still likely to be necessary and a solicitor can help draw up the agreement. Doing it this way can often make the whole process very much less traumatic. Legal advice taken before you enter into an agreement can save you a great deal of money. Agreements entered into in divorce without the benefit of legal advice can cost dear - sometimes for the rest of your life.

If you cannot find the answer to your question about divorce then by all means contact us by email and we will do our best to answer or to try and point you in the right direction. We do nothing but divorce.


 
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