The new laws being put in place will specify a period of 6 months from the petition stage to the marriage being ended, which allows for couples to have some time to reflect on their decision.
Getting a divorce is never an easy option, but trying to do it yourself may be a false economy. A solicitor is impartial and takes the emotion out of the situation so they can work in your best interests as shown by the following case, where a man who chose to go it alone ended up paying £290,000 in legal fees and had his assets frozen.
The whole point of so called ‘clean break’ divorce agreements is that the parties are bound by the consequences, good or bad. However, in one unusual case, a family judge found that post-agreement events had so dramatically turned against an ex-wife that it was necessary to review her financial provision.