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amicable wins High Court Judgment allowing couples to divorce without lawyers

A landmark judgment in the High Court validates legal services company amicable’s right to help divorcing couples negotiate financial settlements and create joint legal documents [...]

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Divorce, Separation & Dissolution terms explained

There can be a lot of new and confusing terminology to get to grips with when you separate divorce or dissolve your civil partnership. In this blog we have set out some of the commonly confused terms in everyday language and when they may be applicable to [...]

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When will ‘No Fault Divorce’ become law?

You may have seen the recent media coverage about ‘no fault’ divorce and the planned changes to divorce laws in England & Wales. Lots of people have been asking whether they should wait for the law to change before filing their divorce petition. To help y [...]

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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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Ticking the 'financial box' on my divorce petition - what does it mean and should I tick yes or no?

This very common question creates a lot of confusion and panic, this blog aims to explain what it means and to help you understand if you should tick it or not. Before we delve into the nitty-gritty, for clarity, we are referring to the 'Do you want to ap [...]

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The Top 3 Common Law Myths You Should Know About

If you’re co-habiting and things go sour, you should protect yourselves by being aware of these three common myths when it comes ‘common law’ and your cohabiting rights. [...]

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Marriage vs civil partnership - what’s the difference?

Looking for the key differences between marriage and entering into a civil partnership?’. We’ve listed some of the top ones in this blog. [...]

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Lawyers V Machines

In 1996, a speaker told The Law Society that in five years’ time the predominant method of communication between lawyer and client would be email. The law society responded by banning the speaker from addressing […] [...]

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amicable featured in Legal Futures

Legal Futures’ Nick Hilborne wrote about amicable today, here’s what he had to say: Amicable app’ aims to take some of the pain – and cost – out of divorce A counsellor and a tech […] [...]

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Why we need to disrupt the family law sector

There’s a genuine problem with the way family law works in this country, and the impact it has on divorcing and separating couples and their families – so why has there been so little disruption? […] [...]

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Help us change the way the world views divorce

amicable is looking for a limited number of beta customers, join us and manage your separation in a new and unique way by becoming the first users of our ground breaking app.   It’s our view that […] [...]

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Could a ‘mathematical equation’ be the solution - Gary Lineker

Newspapers such as the Telegraph report today that Gary Lineker calls for ‘mathematical equation’ to simplify costly divorce proceedings  –Read article We couldn’t agree more – and it’s something of a passion of ours. The […] [...]

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Mr V Mrs – Call The Mediator

Whilst millions of people watched Call the Mediator, believing (or breathing a sigh of relief) that this kind of thing happens to other people, it’s a fact that in England & Wales, 42% of all […] [...]

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8 Jaw-Dropping Divorce Statistics

Separation can feel isolating but our divorce statistics show you’re not alone. Nearly half a million people each year in the UK face the break-up of a marriage or co-habiting relationship and half of those […] [...]

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The launch of amicable’s unique way to divorce

amicable’s unique way to divorce launches this week. Exciting times… So why do we believe traditional models are broken? The majority of people in the UK use a traditional way to divorce, usually, one of these […] [...]

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Grounds For Divorce : What are they and do I have them?

In England and Wales, you must be married at least a year and have divorce grounds to legally end your marriage. In this blog, I will explain what that means. You have divorce grounds if your marriage […] [...]

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No Fault Divorce – Time To End The Blame Game (2020 Latest Updates)

There has been a lot of discussion in the media recently about no fault divorce. Lots of the commentary comes off the back of Tini Owens and her application for a divorce. Mrs Owens had […] [...]

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amicable is announced as National Technology Awards finalist

Innovation of the year Press Release:amicable has been shortlisted for the Innovation of the year, in the National Technology Awards. The legal services disruptor, has been nominated for their ground-breaking app helping divorcing and separating couples [ [...]

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How to use two years separation as the grounds for divorce

In this blog, I’ll be covering what you need to know if you are going to ‘rely’ the on two years separation grounds for divorce. Unfortunately, ‘no-fault divorce’ is not an option in English and […] [...]

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Grounds for Divorce – Adultery (What you need to know)

In English and Welsh law adultery can be used as a ‘fact’ for the Grounds for Divorce if you want to prove that your marriage has broken down. There are five facts or reasons to ‘rely’ […] [...]