If you’re thinking about getting divorced, you can draw up a separation agreement to divide your finances and responsibilities until you decide whether to go through with the divorce.
Deciding to petition for divorce can often feel overwhelming – as well as the emotions a decision to end a marriage can bring up, the fears of not knowing how to move forward, how much things will cost and what paperwork you might need can make it harder than it needs to be.
Being served with divorce papers can be a shock – even if you were expecting it. The divorce petition will mark the beginning of the divorce, and it’s up to you to take the next step. Ignoring the petition won’t make it go away, and the sooner you decide on a course of action, whether the split is amicable or not, the easier it will be.
Applying for a divorce can be a difficult decision to make, especially if you’re not sure your partner will sign your petition. Crucially though, you don't need your partner’s consent to get a divorce. Although it may be a long process if your partner doesn’t comply, they won't be able to stop you indefinitely.
Child maintenance payments can be arranged with your ex-partner or calculated by the Child Maintenance Service if you can't agree.
If your marriage has broken down, there are five legal grounds that you can use to file for divorce.
‘Unreasonable behaviour’ in a divorce can take many forms. Here’s a look at some common examples.
Getting divorced is one of the biggest decisions many of us will ever make – it’s natural to have lots of questions. Here are our most frequently asked questions about getting divorced.
If you’re transgender, at some point during or after transition, you’ll likely want legal recognition of your acquired gender.
We’ll guide you through what gender recognition is, how the law affects you, and how to find legal assistance when changing genders.