Divorce

We are experienced, understanding divorce lawyers.

You can get a divorce if you have been married at least a year and your relationship has permanently broken down. Your marriage must be legally recognised in the UK.

There are 3 main steps to getting divorced:

1: File a divorce petition – you have to apply to the Court for permission to divorce and show reasons why you want the marriage to end.

2: Apply for a decree nisi – if your spouse agrees to the petition, you’ll get a document confirming there is no reason you can’t divorce.

3: Apply for a decree absolute – this legally ends your marriage – you need to wait 6 weeks after you get the decree nisi before you can apply.

We can help you thorough each step or to deal with a particular issue such as assisting the resolution of a financial dispute between the parties.

Do it yourself Divorces without consideration to future financial claims maybe a false economy storing trouble for the future. Do you anticipate an improvement in your finances, an increase in future earnings or an inheritance? Make sure you deal with your finances at the time of your Divorce, rather than store problems for the future.

Why is a Consent Order necessary?

A Divorce does not prevent financial claims being brought by an ex spouse after the Divorce and there are no time limits for seeking orders for financial provision. If you do not wish to be dealing with financial claims after your Divorce, it is important that all Financial issues are resolved by your Solicitor.

Once you have divorced your husband or wife could still make an application to the Court in relation to the matrimonial finances, even if you have already divided the assets. The only way to protect yourself from your spouse making such an application in the future is to obtain an order from the Court. Where you have agreed a financial settlement a Consent Order can be drafted and put before the Court. If there is such an agreement, Clodes Solicitors can on your behalf prepare a consent order and statement in support.

CALL CLODES SOLICITORS TODAY ON 02920 765050 TO DISCUSS YOUR CASE.

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In short it is an application made (Pursuant to the Inheritance Act) by a person seeking to be either a beneficiary of a deceased’s estate or a larger beneficiary. It is not a challenge to the validity of the deceased’s will not is it a claim against the estate. It should be viewed as redistribution of the estate between the beneficiaries of the estate under the existing Will or rules of intestacy and the applicant.

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