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What to think about before filing for divorce
If you’re considering filing for divorce, chances are you’re going through a distressing time that’s putting a strain on most other aspects of your life. Your emotions are probably heightened, but it’s important to consider your next steps carefully, as the divorce process can be costly and time-consuming.
Remember, to apply for a divorce, you have to have been legally married for at least 12 months. There are no exceptions to this rule.
It’s important to have a good idea of where you stand financially. Even though good divorce solicitors will be able to help you to determine what is rightfully yours in the marriage, it’s useful to get a clear picture of what you think you will take away from the divorce.
One of the primary goals of the divorce process is for both parties to come to an agreement regarding who gets what. If you’re on speaking terms, sit down together and make a list of what assets you will keep, and which will be split equally.
Once you’ve got a clearer picture of what you will be taking away from the marriage, it’s time to get a good divorce solicitor. Remember, cheap divorce solicitors will most likely not carry the experience and knowledge that’s needed to give you the outcome you want, so it’s important to take this into consideration when choosing which solicitor to hire.
Here at DPP Law, our expert team of solicitors have years of experience in these types of cases. In the UK, over 100,000 couples get divorced every year, and DPP Law have ensured thousands of divorcees go their separate ways feeling that they have got the most from their marriage.
What type of divorce cases can DPP Law assist with?
Divorce is a complex matter, and each case brings with it a whole host of different factors and challenges. That’s why, here at DPP Law, we specialise in a wide variety of cases with different grounds for divorce, including:
- Desertion: your spouse has left you without good reason and has deserted you for a period of two years or longer
- Unreasonable behaviour
- You have lived separately for two years or longer
- You have lived separately for five years or longer – your spouse does not need to agree to this
If you would like to have a confidential chat with one of our expert divorce solicitors about your next steps, contact us