Moore Family Law

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  • Divorce


Divorce is not uncommon, you are not alone and you WILL get through it.  Around 42% of marriages ends in divorce.  It is one of the top most stressful life events.

If it is happening to you, you may have many questions going round in your head, wondering what the future holds, how to protect your children, yourself, your finances.

You may have decided divorce is the only option, you may be on the receiving end of your partner issuing divorce proceedings or you may be at the very early stages of simply wanting to know your options and where you stand.

Divorce can be complex and it is vital you choose a solicitor who listens to you, works with you, provides straight forward legal advice and looks out for you, protecting your legal interests and that of any children, along the way.

We will provide you with the best advice to deal with matters cost effectively and efficiently.

Here are some answers to some of the initial questions you may have:

 1.     How long will it take?

The new No fault based sytem came into force on 6th April 2022.  Once the inital application has been made there has to be a waiting period of 20 weeks between the application being made and the next stage of the proceedings which is making application for Conditional Order.  Following the Conditional Order being made there has to be a period of 6 weeks and 1 day before the Final Order application can be made and so all in all it is likely to be 6 months to 9 months from start to finish.  If there are other issues to be resolved, such as the finances of your marriage, you may be advised to hold off applying for the final stage of divorce before resolving the finances which may extend the time it will take to conclude divorce proceedings.

2.     Does it matter who divorces who?

There are no longer grounds for divorce.  An application is made either as a sole or joint application to confirm the marriage has broken down.

3.     What is the procedure involved?

A sole or joint application is amde confirming the marriage has broken down.

20 weeks later a Conditional Order application can be made.

6 weeks and 1 day following the Conditional Order being made, a Final Order application can be made which dissolves the marriage.

4.     Will I have to go to court?

Following the No Fault based system coming into force proceedings cannot be defended adn so a contested hearing is not necessary.  The divorce application is dealt with via an online portal and you will not have to attend court.

5.     How much will it cost?

This firm charges an hourly charging out rate.  Fiona and Liz's's hourly charging out rate is £255.00 per hour + VAT. The court fee to issue the application is £593.00.

The emotional impact of divorce is a staged process and one which we recognise and work with you to steer you through so that you can get back to being you and rebuilding your life.  Click here to Contact Us.