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Can my ex dictate who is around my child in the UK?

Starting a new relationship after divorce or separation has the potential to create a complex dynamic, particularly if you have children with your ex-partner. So long as both you and your former partner continue to have parental responsibility for your children, you will both be entitled to have a say…


What is the divorce process and timeline?

While the circumstances surrounding a divorce may be different for every separating couple, the standard process will typically remain the same. It is important to have a clear understanding of what the divorce procedure involves so that you know what to expect and what the anticipated timeline will be. Our…


Is there automatic divorce after separation in the UK?

Many couples question whether it is worth making a divorce application if a marriage will automatically dissolve after a certain period of separation. On the surface, an automatic divorce would seem like a simple solution. However, there is no such thing as an automatic divorce in the UK, which means…


How long does an online divorce take?

Divorce is rarely straightforward. Therefore, it is understandable that many people considering a divorce want to establish whether they can streamline the process, keeping time, money, and stress to a minimum. The desire for a quick and easy divorce means that searches for online divorce applications are common. That also…


What are the legal benefits of marriage?

While marriage is a wonderful celebration of a couple’s love and commitment to one another and is seen as the next natural step in many relationships, it is important to remember that it is also a legal arrangement. By extension, that means marriage usually comes with certain benefits. Exactly what…


What is cohabitation?

It is very common for couples to choose to live together without being married or in a civil partnership. This type of arrangement is referred to as cohabitation. Cohabitating relationships can be suitable for many couples, but it is important to be aware of the potential legal implications of such…


How long is spousal maintenance paid for?

Spousal maintenance refers to an amount of money that is paid from one spouse to another during divorce. The payment is made from the spouse with the higher income to support the spouse with the lower income. Whilst spousal maintenance is not always payable, it will be ordered by the…


Nominal spousal maintenance order: What is it?

Following a divorce, it may be appropriate for the party with the higher income to make regular maintenance payments so that their former partner is able to meet their ongoing living costs. This is known as spousal maintenance. There are various types of spousal maintenance which can be implemented, one…


Why is my divorce taking so long?

Divorce can be a challenging experience at the best of times. So, it’s understandable that you would want to be sure that the process is as straightforward, efficient, and quick as possible. Unfortunately, there are often several factors at play which could mean that a divorce takes longer than you…


Can my ex claim half of my new house?

When you get divorced, the financial commitments you and your ex-partner have towards one another are not automatically severed. If you do not have a financial order which includes a clean break clause, your former partner could potentially have rights to property after divorce, even if you make a purchase…


Does the length of my marriage affect my divorce settlement?

The length of your marriage will have an impact on your divorce settlement. Generally speaking, the longer you are married, the more likely it is that your divorce settlement will be closer to an equal division of your assets. However, it is also important to keep in mind that the…


Does my husband have to pay the bills until we are divorced in the UK?

Understanding your financial responsibilities during a separation is incredibly important. Given the significant change in circumstances that a divorce can represent, there can often be some confusion concerning who is obligated to pay for household bills until the divorce is confirmed. While a divorce application is ongoing, typical household bills,…


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