Category: Divorce & Separation

Cohabitation and Civil Partnership Dissolution

Cohabitation (living together) is an alternative or prerequisite to marriage. Couples with children or shared assets such as bank accounts and property often decide to live together. Cohabitation before marriage is more and more common. In this guide, we’ll cover cohabitation  and what happens when cohabitation breaks down (dissolution). What is a Cohabitation Agreement? Cohabitation is one of the fastest growing relationship types in the UK. A cohabitation agreement is very much like a prenuptial agreement, without the nuptials. This agreement will allow a couple who live together to set out their intentions before they start living together, as to…

Prenuptial Agreements: What You Need to Know

A prenuptial agreement is an agreement made between two people before they get married. It usually relates to how finances will be shared out in the event of a divorce or separation. In this easy-to-understand guide, we’ll explain prenuptial agreements in the U.K. If your marriage does fail, prenuptial agreements are used to state how the marital and non-marital assets should be divided. This may save time and effort during the divorce proceedings, and most importantly save money on legal fees. Are prenuptial agreements legally binding? Prenuptial agreements are not currently legally binding in the UK. But courts are likely…

How to Hire a Divorce Lawyer

As soon as you decide a divorce may be regrettably inevitable, the first step you need to do take is seek legal guidance. The earlier the better. By taking advice, you are just informing yourself of the consequences of a divorce so you can then make an informed decision when considering divorce. Every case is different so talking to a friend or searching the internet will not necessarily provide you with the right information. A high-quality divorce lawyer will assist you through the entire divorce process, handle vital paperwork, and put your mind at ease with the knowledge that an…

How Much Does a Divorce Cost?

Part of the divorce process means deciding how assets such as money and property should be shared. On this page, you’ll find a quick guide to how much a divorce is likely to cost, taking into account the different scenarios and types of proceedings. Hiring a divorce solicitor If your marriage has permanently broken down, we recommend that you talk to a divorce lawyer. The expense of hiring a divorce solicitor will differ from firm to firm. Hiring an experienced London divorce lawyer, such as KMJ Solicitors, is an investment that pays itself back through the positive situation you can…

Divorce and Separation Overview

On this page, we’ll guide you through the key aspects of both divorce and separation, focusing on the things you need to know from a legal standpoint. What is a divorce? Divorce is one way to end a marriage. To get a divorce, you must have been married for at least a year and your relationship with your spouse must have permanently broken down. This is different to a separation, where you remain legally married but live apart. If you and your spouse have been separated for five years, you can get a divorce without your spouse’s consent. It’s also…