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How to get a consent order online

Ending your marriage or civil partnership is one legal process and ending your financial ties is completely different legal process. The legal process of severing your financial ties is called a consent order or financial order. This blog will explain how [...]

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Divorce glossary

Legal jargon can be confusing and when it comes to divorce / separation – there are so many acronyms and form names to get your head around. That’s why we’ve decided to put together a legal jargon free glossary for divorce and separation terms. If we’ve m [...]

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What is a Decree Nisi? A Step by Step Guide on How to Apply

If you are legally ending your marriage by divorcing or ending your civil partnership through a dissolution in England and Wales, there are four main documents that need to be completed. The ‘Decree Nisi’ is one of the four main documents involved in the [...]

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Changing back to your maiden name after divorce

Guidance on how to change back to your maiden name after a divorce / civil partnership dissolution. [...]

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Three ways to find out how much your property is worth when you separate

You need to have an idea of the value of the property before you start talking about how you will split your finances when you divorce/separate. Lots of couples tend to rush into making assumptions about how much their property/properties are worth, which [...]

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Divorce checklist: 10 things to check before you start divorce proceedings (if you don’t have children)

This divorce checklist below will help you to prepare if you're right at the beginning of the divorce/separation process, and if you don't have children together. Be sure to consider each step before kicking off the legal process of divorcing or ending yo [...]

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Juggling the holidays after divorce - A child’s point of view

Here are some thoughts from a child of divorce, on how to help your kids juggle the holidays with their divorced parents. [...]

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How to save money on your divorce with timing tips

It may be a cliché to say timing is everything, but in divorce it’s crucial to making it through amicably with your heart and bank balance intact. In this blog we’ll show you how to […] [...]

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The divorce basics - what you should know before getting divorced

How do I separate and what’s involved in a divorce? Our divorce basics blog tells you everything you need to know. There are two things that need to happen for you to separate; you must make […] [...]

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Grounds for Divorce – Unreasonable Behaviour

If you need to get divorced using ‘unreasonable behaviour’ as the ground for divorce, then this is all you need to know about divorcing under English and Welsh law. Not sure what fact you are […] [...]

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How to use five years separation as the grounds for divorce

There are five ‘facts’ in English and Welsh law that you can rely upon to prove your marriage has broken down ‘irretrievably’.. The definitions of these facts can be confusing, this blog explains the five […] [...]

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Post divorce checklist

amicable’s post-divorce checklist makes the post-divorce to do list a little easier by breaking down what you need to do on a life admin basis. Tips for post-divorce practicalities; 1. Try and do all your […] [...]

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What to do with your weddings rings when your divorce is official

So you’ve decided to divorce, the Decree Absolute’s arrived but what do you do with your wedding rings now that your divorce is official? Sell them You might want to clear out everything to do […] [...]

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10 Divorce myths and the actual facts

In 2017, the team at amicable has spoken to thousands of people about their divorce. We’ve heard some weird and wonderful myths about divorce and separation and thought it was about time you had the […] [...]

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How to rebuild your life after a divorce

Regardless of whose decision it was to divorce, the end of a marriage can bring about a rollercoaster of unexpected feelings of shame, self-doubt, fear, and insecurity. You might worry that you’ll never be happy […] [...]

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What is a consent order? Guide to financial consent orders

* A consent order is a legally binding document that sets out the financial arrangements you and your ex have come to. It details how you’re going to split any assets, debts, pension, and income you […] [...]