Applying for decree absolute: an essential guide

April 21, 2017 2 comments

family law

Once the interim stage in divorce, the decree nisi, has been pronounced, the petitioner (the person who has initiated the divorce) must wait a minimum of six weeks and one day before asking the court for the final stage, known as the decree absolute. This is done by completing a simple form and lodging it…

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How to get divorced: an essential guide

March 30, 2017 0 comments

family law

To obtain a divorce in England and Wales you must demonstrate that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.  In order to establish this you need to cite one of five possible facts: Adultery Unreasonable behaviour Desertion Two years separation with the consent of the other person Five years separation without consent In the vast majority…

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Prenuptial agreements & postnups: an essential guide

March 16, 2017 1 comment

family law

A prenuptial agreement is a contract between a couple intending to marry or to enter into a civil partnership to regulate their affairs in the event of the relationship coming to an end. Prenuptial agreements usually focus on the financial arrangements that would apply on divorce or dissolution of the civil partnership, but can also…

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