Family Law Guides

Divorce

What about the costs

A ‘Quickie Divorce’ is a myth. It is a term created by

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Is there such a thing as a Quickie Divorce? If not how long will it take?

A ‘Quickie Divorce’ is a myth. It is a term created by

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What is the Divorce Process?

If done correctly, divorces are usually straight forward and can be administered at

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What do I have to prove in order to get divorced ?

There is only one ground for divorce namely that the marriage will

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What is Divorce

Divorce is a legal dissolution of a marriage by a court. The

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Civil Partnership Dissolution

What about the costs?

The petitioner can ask the court to make an order for the

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How long will it take?

Even with both parties working together on achieving a quick resolution the

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What is the dissolution process?

If done correctly, Dissolution of Civil Partnerships are usually straight forward and

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What do I have to prove in order to get my civil partnership dissolved?

There is only one ground for dissolution namely that the civil partnership

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What is a Civil Partnership Dissolution?

A Civil Partnership Dissolution is a process of ending Civil Partnership through

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Finances on Divorce & Civil Partnership

What about Pensions?

The Court has three options when considering pensions. The first is known

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Are there any other options if we can’t agree?

A relatively new and increasingly popular method of resolving family disputes where

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What will happen if we can’t agree?

If all attempts at resolving the financial aspect of a divorce or

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Can we achieve an ‘out of court settlement’

Court applications such as Financial Order or ‘Ancillary Relief’ applications as they

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What is the best way to divide the finances following divorce or dissolution of Civil Partnerships

Dividing the finances or ‘matrimonial pot’ following divorce or dissolution can be

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Children

What will happen if we can’t agree? The court process

In the event that all avenues such as collaborative Law and mediation

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What if there is a dispute over how to bring up children?

It can sometimes be difficult for parents who are together to agree

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Who should the children live with and how much contact should each parent have?

It is sometimes difficult to agree following separation as to how and

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What is parental responsibility?

Parental Responsibility (or PR as it is known) is a legal status

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Cohabitation

What is the best way of preventing litigation?

Put simply, it is important to set out what each party’s intention

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What can we do if we don’t agree? Court procedure

These issues can be dealt with through Mediation or the Collaborative Law process. If however all

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Who owns what?

For most lawyers who practice in this area, clients invariably either fall

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What is property ownership?

There are two types of ownership of land. The first type of

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Domestic Abuse

What can Solicitors do to help?

Domestic Violence is more prevalent than people think. There are two types

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What should a victim of domestic violence do to get help?

If you or your children are in immediate danger you should call

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