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What do I do if I change my mind about my divorce?

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This depends entirely on where in the divorce proceedings you are. You can change your mind about your divorce and withdraw the proceedings at any point unless your Decree Absolute has been pronounced. If your divorce petition has only just been filed with...

Tips for divorcing a narcissist

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Narcissism is a personality disorder which can be characterised as having an inflated sense of self-importance, a need for admiration and a lack of empathy or inability to recognise the needs and feelings of others. A narcissist’s personality traits...

Will divorce rates rise in 2021?

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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have recently confirmed that divorce rates increased in 2019 to the highest level in 5 years with 107,599 couples divorcing last year. This was attributed to a backlog of divorce cases following the centralisation of...

Notable 2020 case points the way for pension splitting on divorce

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The case of W v H will always hold a special place in my heart as the case that reaffirmed that family law was the area I wanted to specialise in and in particular, finances on divorce. I had the pleasure assisting with this case throughout the paralegal and...

Should I wait for further easing of lockdown restrictions before I apply for a divorce?

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The media has predicted that we will experience a rise in divorce cases following the restrictions of lockdown but are there any benefits to waiting for the restrictions to be lifted to start the process? Make early contact with a specialist lawyer The...

Can I still make a financial application to the Court during lockdown?

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As people still get to grips with the ‘new normal’ of working from home, it isn’t really any different for solicitors, barristers and judges who are setting up domestic courtrooms in dining rooms and living rooms up and down the...

Can we still reach a financial settlement in our divorce during lockdown?

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Q. Can we still reach a financial settlement in our divorce during lockdown? A. Whilst the coronavirus lockdown may have put a temporary pause on going out and about and enjoying life as we know it, not everything needs to be put on hold, including...

I have moved in with my partner for the lockdown, what happens if things don't work out?

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Q I have moved in with my partner for the lockdown, what happens if things don’t work out? A. The deputy chief medical officer, Jenny Harries, has suggested that couples who do not live together should either stay apart during the Coronavirus...

Do I have to go to Court to get divorced?

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A divorce is the process of legally ending a marriage and therefore some documents need to be filed with the Court. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you will need to appear before a judge. Courts are used to resolve legal disputes and if you and...