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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 [...]

Divorce without lawyers – what you need to know

Divorce without lawyers – what you need to know

Many people assume you need a lawyer to divorce - you don't. Here are the pros and cons of doing divorce without lawyers[...]

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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 [...]

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What is a Decree Absolute?

A ‘Decree Absolute’ is the final stage of a divorce, or dissolution (if you have a civil partnership). When you receiv[...]

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What is Spousal Maintenance?

Spousal maintenance is a payment made by either a husband or wife to their former partner when they divorce or dissolve [...]

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Can I still own property with my ex when we divorce?

There are a few reasons as to why you may want to still own a property or properties with your ex when you divorce. Read[...]

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“I’ve received divorce papers in the post, what do I do now?”

If you’ve received divorce papers through the post and you’re not sure what to do next, read this information and advice[...]

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No fault divorce - what you need to know

David Gauke, Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor confirmed today that divorce laws will change and ‘no-fa[...]

Divorce dictionary entry

What is a Decree Nisi and How to Apply?

If you are legally ending your marriage by divorcing or ending your civil partnership through a dissolution in England a[...]

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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 le[...]

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What happens if a consent order is broken

A consent order (sometimes called a financial order) will legalise the financial arrangements you have made with your ex[...]

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A Quick Guide to Wills & Divorce

If you’re mid-divorce, or post-divorce, you may well feel like you’d rather not see another legal document right now. Bu[...]

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Divorces rates in the UK (England and Wales) 2018/2019

The Office for National statistics released new data on divorcing couples in 2018. We’ve summarised the main points belo[...]

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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 negoti[...]

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How amicable's technology offers access to justice for separating couples

In January 2020, the High Court ruled that amicable's LawTech model created to help separating and divorcing couples to [...]



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