Divorce: what you need to know

August 24 , 2018
August 24 , 2018

Divorce: what you need to know

No one wants the hopes and dreams of their marriage to end in divorce, and hopefully it’s something that you will only have to go through once, if at all.

If your marriage has come to the point of breakdown, it’s likely that you aren’t going to be an expert in how to go through divorce proceedings. At this emotional and challenging time, what you need is an expert to guide you through, such as Saracens Solicitors.

We find that couples without children to consider have two main questions: how do I start the process and how do we work out the finances and assets?

Our experienced divorce solicitor in London can guide you through this unfamiliar terrain and answer all the questions you have along the way.

How does it work?

Your first point of call to dissolve your marriage is a divorce solicitor in London. Contrary to popular belief, the actual divorce proceedings don’t take that long. It can take as little as 4-6 months. As your divorce solicitor in London, our job is to take care of the legal and administrative side of things. This means that you can focus on the emotional and practical issues.

In England, sadly there is not yet no-blame divorce. To be granted a decree nisi, you need to identify one of these five reasons for the marriage ending:

  • Adultery
  • Unreasonable or intolerable behaviour
  • Desertion for at least two years
  • Separation for at least two years with intention to divorce
  • Separation for more than five years.

When this has been identified, a divorce petition is filed, and the court can issue a decree absolute, which brings the marriage contract to an end.

Finances

Dividing up finances and assets is a vital part of our work as your divorce solicitor in London. The final financial settlement takes one of these forms:

  • Maintenance
  • Lump sum
  • Property adjustment
  • Pension order.

Ideally, we’ll work this out outside of court. If that doesn’t work out, our divorce accountancy partners will petition the court for the best possible financial settlement for you. With their expert knowledge, and our legal acumen, we have a great record in this area.

RECENT POSTS

Personal Injury

E-scooter Law & Accidents – A Short Guide

As 2021 almost draws to an end, with the days becoming shorter, and clocks going back soon, being safe on the roads whether as a …

READ MORE
Divorce & Family Law

Father’s Rights to Child Custody – Questions & Answers

Farzana Naz Partner and Head of Family Law at Saracens Solicitors 0203 588 3527 fnaz@saracenssolicitors.co.uk Looking for a specific question and answer? Click the links …

READ MORE
Estate Planning, Wills & Probate

The Importance of a Properly Drafted Will

While most people don’t like to dwell on the idea of death and its implications, a well drafted will could save the deceased’s dependants years …

READ MORE
Mortgage/Conveyancing

The Mortgage Guarantee Scheme 2021 – Questions & Answers

What is the Mortgage Guarantee Scheme? Home buyers struggling to raise a deposit can now make use of the government’s new mortgage guarantee scheme. Under …

READ MORE

CATEGORIES

  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.