Our Top FAQs - A Useful Reference if Considering a Divorce
We have set out below some of the questions which are frequently asked when someone is considering or facing divorce or other breakdown of a relationship. We hope that these answers provide a useful starting point for you and help point you in the right direction for further assistance.
None of the answers amount to legal advice in any particular circumstances and you must, of course, seek your own legal advice on your own situation.
How much does a divorce cost if both parties agree?
One of the concerns that everyone has when they are thinking about getting a divorce is how much it is going to cost.
If the reason your marriage has broken down is because of financial strain to begin with, then it can feel like a daunting prospect to proceed with a divorce.
Does your Divorce need a Spring Clean before Retirement?
Divorce has been a part of our society for centuries, but over time the expectations and assumptions of divorcing parties has developed and changed. Spousal maintenance is no longer viewed as a guaranteed income for the primary carer of the couple’s children especially when retirement is looming, and the recent pension changes brought in last year may affect a spouse’s interest in their ex-partner’s existing pension.
What rights does the mother have over the father?
It is often a stressful and emotional time for parties when a relationship breaks down. This is even more so where there are children involved as there will sometimes be difficulties in agreeing arrangements for the children such as where and with whom the children will live and what contact the absent parent will have with the children.
Who makes the arrangements for the children will depend on who has parental responsibility (PR) for the child. All biological mothers and most fathers have legal rights and responsibilities as a parent.
The Consequences of Illicitly Obtaining Evidence During a Divorce
When two parties are going through financial proceedings during a divorce, it can be frustrating when one party knows the other is being dishonest. It is not unusual for an ex-spouse to deny the value of their assets, or to dissipate money somewhere else in the hopes that they can benefit from it after financial proceedings are finalised.