Divorce Advice & Information
Divorce can be a painful and stressful time for most people. There is much to think about and lots of legal procedures to understand.
To make divorce less of a minefield, we have put together a range of helpful resources. These articles will help you understand your legal rights.
We are confident that this section covers all of the important questions you likely have about divorce from children, money and property to the divorce process itself.
Information and advice on getting a divorce in England & Wales.
Dealing with your own divorce throws up some questions that you might not be prepared for.
Firstly, you need to know when you can apply for a divorce. Under the old divorce law, to get divorced without blame you had to be separated for 2 years.
Since April 6, 2022, you can now cite an irretrievable breakdown without needing to supply the court with any reasons as to why the marriage is unrepairable.
Although applying for divorce has been streamlined, the division of finances and ending your financial ties has not changed.
Meaning, that couples should understand the potential implications of not having a financial consent order approved by the court alongside their divorce.
Head over to our finances section to learn more about financial agreements and how you can secure your financial future post-divorce without spending thousands.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long do you have to be separated before getting a divorce?
Under the previous divorce law, you needed to be separated for a period of two years before filing a divorce unless you were prepared to blame your ex-partner for the marriage breakdown.
Since the introduction of no fault divorce, regardless of whether both parties agree to a divorce, you can petition for divorce after 12 months of marriage.
There is no need to blame the other party, you simply ask the court to end your marriage.
What does irreconcilable differences in divorce mean?
Irreconcilable differences divorce is a term that’s used a lot and it refers to the inability of two people to resolve their differences in order to remain married.
Irreconcilable differences are often referred to as a no-fault divorce, which since April 2022 is now the current divorce law in England and Wales.
Previously under the old divorce process, to apply for a divorce you had to prove your irreconcilable differences by using one of 5 facts:
- Unreasonable Behaviour
- 2-year separation
- 5-year separation