What happens in a Divorce?

What happens in a Divorce?

A divorce typically has 3 key parts.

#1 – The end of the marriage

A marriage is almost like a contract between two people. The very definition of a divorce is the ending of that marriage contract.

Since April 2022, many people complete this part of the overall divorce process themselves. They are able to do this because of the simplicity of the new online process. To find out more, click here:

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Here at littlebitsoflaw, we often promote Clients completing the online process themselves, saving them the legal fees of us completing the process for them.

#2 – Finances and Property

Unlike the end of the marriage stage, the financial and property aspect of the divorce is one which should be advised on by  Solicitor. This stages includes the division of assets, pensions, businesses and many other issues. Solicitors can provide this advice and it can be a very significant risk not to obtain this.

Sometimes, the divorcing couple can find it difficult to reach agreement on how assets should be divided. Solicitors will usually recommend mediation, which often leads to agreement. If court action becomes necessary then Solicitors can represent clients throughout that process.

#3 Child Arrangements

The law relating to children is complicated and covers many areas.

Despite this, parents often come to workable agreements relating to child arrangements.

If no agreement is reached, then Solicitors can provide advice with regard to child arrangements such as (but not limited to):

  • Whether there should be shared care or not
  • Visitation
  • Schooling

In some instances, an agreement between parents can’t be reached and the Court ultimately decide on the child or children’s arrangements.

Article written by Jeff Garland, our Solicitor and Head of Divorce and Child Law. from our Preston, Lancashire office.

If you want further help, reach out to us at 01772 37 44 75 or use the calendar below to book an appointment with Jeff directly. Remember, our initial 30 minute appointment is completely free and without any obligation to formally instruct us.