Divorce and Separation
How long does a divorce take?
Typically between 4 to 6 months if there are no complications, however, when there are financial issues to resolve a divorce will often take longer.
What are the grounds for divorce?
A divorce is always based on the fact that a marriage has broken down irretrievably, but it must be based on one of five factors under the Matrimonial Causes Act:
- Unreasonable behaviour
- Separation of two years and consent by the other party
- Separation of five years
How much does a divorce cost?
There is a court fee of £550 currently payable to commence a divorce. Additionally, you can expect to pay between £800 and £1000 plus VAT for your solicitors fees.
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- Advising a client with a significant investment portfolio, pensions and property within divorce proceedings. Issues of the other party re-directing assets, worth £2 million, away from the matrimonial pot and levels of competence due to a medical condition.
- Representing adult siblings in intervening in parents' divorce settlement. Advising and preparing all necessary court documents and representing parties at hearings.
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