We can help you decide on divorce settlements and guide you through the divorce process.
The prospect of divorce can be a painful time and can also be very daunting and confusing. At Machins we have experienced solicitors and divorce lawyers who will take time to discuss the many aspects of divorce and the implications of it. Our divorce lawyers are fully experienced, understanding and sympathetic and will work with you during this painful time.
Am I able to divorce?
To apply for a divorce you must have been married for at least one year. The ground for divorce is irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. This must be based upon one of the five following facts:
- Unreasonable behaviour
- Desertion for a period of more than 2 years
- Two years separation by consent
- Five years separation
How long does a divorce take?
Divorce itself usually takes between 4 and 6 months but it can take much longer, depending on how long each person takes in the various stages required, or the level of agreement between them.
The financial situation and children aspects run alongside the divorce suit. It is crucial to have the finances resolved before applying for the decree absolute.
Our aim is to ensure that, wherever possible, your divorce is processed as quickly as possible so as to shorten this difficult period.
Frequently Asked Questions
Machins family team have compiled an extensive list of frequently asked questions related to divorce from how it works, to how it affects your finances and property and matters in relation to your children.
- What are the grounds for divorce?
- Are there any reasons why I might not be able to get a divorce?
- How much is getting divorced likely to cost, and what are my funding options?
- Will I have to appear in court in order to get a divorce?
- How does the divorce process work, and how long will it take?
- How do I start divorce proceedings?
- What is a decree nisi and decree absolute?
- Who pays the costs for the divorce petition?
- What is the difference between an undefended and a defended divorce?
- What if I don’t agree with the divorce petition I’ve received from my partner?
- Following the breakdown of our marriage, should I make a new will?
- Will we need a court order to divide our financial assets?
- Am I entitled to financial support following the divorce?