So Prince Harry has decided not to sign a pre-nup before marrying Meghan Markle, according to reports. He believes he doesn’t need to safeguard his estimated £30 million fortune because he is marrying Ms Markle for life – who herself is said to be worth £4 million and is on her second marriage.
Making the decision to split from a spouse can be one of the hardest things that many people will do. Once they have made the decision and set the wheels in motions there is a seemingly endless list of “to dos” to get things sorted before they can move on with the rest of their life. The last thing anyone wants is for the process to be delayed.
It’s 2018. Maybe this is the year to be honest about marriage and take the stigma out of marriage breakdown. Maybe, 2018 should be the year of the prenup?
The mental anguish caused by a relationship break-up and the problems that this can cause can so often be overlooked when there is so much else going on.
You might expect to be a little more under pressure than normal when going through a divorce. There is so much to think about, so much to sort out and yet daily life, with job, kids and a home, still has to go on. This may mean they are not looking after their own emotional well-being.
It is difficult to put a typical time on how long a divorce will take. We have said many times that the “quickie” divorce is a myth. The only thing that is quick is if the parties agree not to contest anything so the actual documentation is sorted very quickly. This doesn’t change the amount of time it takes for the court to process the paperwork and issue a decree nisi and, then, the decree absolute.