How long does a Divorce take?
Between 6 and 9 months if uncontested, longer if contested.
How much does a Divorce cost?
If uncontested, it is cheaper. We will discuss the likely costs involved with you at the outset.
What is the most effective method of separating?
A Separation Agreement. Terms to be agreed between both parties' solicitors.
What is the difference between a legal separation and a divorce?
There is no final order with a legal separation, so you are not free to remarry. When you are divorced, you are free to remarry.
What are the basic requirements for a Divorce?
You must have been living apart for 4 of the 5 preceding years. There is no reasonable prospect of a reconciliation and the Court must be satisfied that proper financial provision has been made for the spouse and the children.
What Orders can I ask the Court to make?
Upon an application to the Court, Orders may be made relating to:
- The family home
- Maintenance (financial provision)
- Any other property owned
- Pension rights
- Succession rights i.e. inheritance