Doing your own divorceDoing your own divorce is only a good idea if the financial settlement and financial responsibility for children and where they are to live can be arranged without disagreement between you and your soon to be ex spouse. If you would like a free, no obligation chat with a local expert Divorce solicitor, follow this link and complete the form provided. We will help you find the right advice.
DIY and DIO divorces
Divorce mediation - always a good place to start
To find a divorce mediation service and for further information you can download a Community Legal Advice leaflet on this subject or visit the website for National Family Mediation .Do your own divorce If you decide that you want to go ahead and do your own divorce your then you still have to deal with the courts and there is quite a lot of paperwork involved. Even so, it is a good idea to speak to a family solicitor before proceeding. Your County Court will send you the necessary information and forms that you need or they can be downloaded from the Court Service website. Court staff will not be able to give you any legal advice. Lawpack’s Separation & Divorce DIY Kit gives expert guidance on the divorce process and shows you how to arrange a quick divorce on your own, without the expense of a solicitor. This excellent DIY Divorce Kit includes all the court forms you need plus information on the grounds for divorce, children and finances during divorce, plus practical tips from a divorce lawyer.
The second and more expensive version is the managed divorce. Your online divorce company will do all the paperwork for you – apart from anything you may need to sign - including the Consent Order. You can even have an online divorce solicitor service which is more expensive than the other two options but still less expensive than getting divorced the traditional way. Again you get telephone and e-mail support as well as a case manager to overse...
Mediation - a better way to divorce: Part One
Divorce proceedings can be vicious, protracted and very expensive. Fighting to the last breath is destructive and usually denies the divorcing couple any chance of being able to enjoy or even contemplate attending future family occasions.Marriages, christenings and even funerals become a battlefield where old wars are refought with new weapons and undiminished enthusiasm.
It never ceases to amaze how two people who once loved each other enough to join their lives together can rip each other apart in the name of fairness and justice. There is another way, (apologies for stealing the old strap line of NatWest, widely believed to be one the most incompetent banks in the world) it's called mediation.
Family mediators come from a variety of backgrounds and so bring a wide knowledge, experience and common sense to the process of reaching an agreement. If a problem needs legal advice they can always refer to a solicitor for clarification and guidance.
What do mediators do
Mediation is a way of avoiding the British adversarial legal system which is often best suited to murder trials and commercial litigation rather than the emotional mayhem of a disintegrating marriage. The government has encouraged this form of conflict resolution for many years through the Family Law Act 1996. We can put you in touch with a local Family mediator or you can find a local mediator through the following organisations:
What happens if it does not work
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