How Do I Go About Getting a Divorce?

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Anyone out there who has been through a messy divorce will be well aware of how stressful the whole procedure can be. They will tell you that it’s in your best interests to have someone who is in the know, and who is professionally aware of the correct way to go around the entire process and what’s to come.

This indeed makes everything that much less stressful and easier to take on, and there are things that should be done once you have determined that a divorce is the way forward and before you start any legal proceedings:

  • Now, surprisingly, make certain 100% that a divorce is actually required, because some divorces end up in reconciliation and remarriage after about a year or so.
  • Due to the complexity and costs of the divorce proceedings, putting a stop to it going ahead can in some cases be a much better option.
  • Partners who are facing marital strife could try using some type of counselling, and/or a duration of trial separation, before going on to divorce proceedings.

But, Where the Choice Has Been Made

If there’s no going back, the next thing to do is to choose which type of divorce you wish for, no fault or fault, and contact well-established solicitors in Nottingham.

  1. The no fault divorce is when one or both spouses believe there are resolute differences that make marriage inconceivable. In most cases, this divorce can be filed quickly without too much waiting.
  2. The fault divorce, is where one partner reckons that the other is at fault. The fault may be along the lines of physical or emotional abuse, incarceration, adultery or the like.

Those who are divorcing their spouses who are at fault, can maybe acquire additional maintenance or a larger amount of their partner’s possessions.

  • The only drawback is fault divorces can go on longer than the no fault divorce and can result in “dirty laundry” being heard about in court proceedings by the defending partner.

Professional Legal Expertise

When selecting the type of divorce a spouse wishes for, it’s more than a good idea to consult with legal professionals and tell the solicitor exactly what is requested, what type of divorce is wished for, and other information that can be put to use in court proceedings.

  • The partner should not start any divorce proceedings, abandon the marital home, or start any new relationships, prior to consulting with a legal professional about all lawful ramifications of such acts.
  • Expert assistance can be provided to minimise problems and protect the client from avoidable legal technicalities.

Making it Smooth

Should a divorce go without any drama, it can be over promptly after a court date and paper signing. If it otherwise, turns sour, it may drag on for longer – especially if one spouse wishes it to.

Making good use of a knowledgeable, skilled law firm is not only a good idea, but a must.