Obtaining a divorce yourself


Divorce is the process of bringing a marriage to an end. It is a frequent worry for many that the costs of divorce are expensive and unmanageable. This will often lead individuals to consider a do-it-yourself divorce. If this is something you are thinking of then it is advisable to think hard on whether that particular route is suitable for your situation. The situation that would best suit a do-it-yourself divorce would be an uncontested divorce where there are no children involved or complicated assets to redistribute. Alternatively, it could be that both parties agree on the custody of their children and how financial assets should be dealt with following the divorce. An uncontested divorce is when both parties agree to the divorce itself and other matters relating to divorce. It is the most preferred situation and because there are no disagreements to be litigated at court, meaning both time and costs can be saved.

However, clearly not all divorces are uncontested. In reality couples find it hard to agree on one, let alone all, issues relating to their divorce. This is where a divorce kit fails and getting the advice of a specialist divorce solicitor is most critical.

The advantages of having a solicitor’s help in divorce is that they will be able to provide you with legal guidance throughout and can deal with issues as and when they arise so there is no delay in getting your divorce. This can be a real benefit in the event your divorce becomes complex and involves children and/or high-worth assets.

If you would like to obtain advice on whether a do-it-yourself divorce is for you, then Caven can put you in touch with a local law firm with specialist divorce solicitors free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local divorce solicitors please call us on 08001 221 2299 or complete the web-form above.

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