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Can your Husband/Wife refuse to give you a divorce?

There are many misconceptions that you cannot obtain a divorce because your other half won’t ‘sign the papers’. This is not necessarily true. Your husband/wife may decide to defend the petition but this rarely ever happens or may decide to cross petition but again this is quite rare. If you have filed for divorce based […]

No Fault Divorce

To obtain a divorce in the UK you must have first been married for one year.  Once this condition has been met you must then have come to the conclusion that the relationship has irretrievably broken down. You may rely on a number of facts, the two most common being unreasonable behaviour and two years […]

Divorce Court Fees Are On The Increase

A draft Statutory Instrument has been released providing for the Court fee for filing a divorce petition to rise from £410 to £550, which is a significant increase. We are unsure as to when the increase will take effect, however it seems that this will be some time in the near future. If you need […]

New Care Applications at an All Time High.

Cafcass has released figures showing that new care applications received in March 2016 are at an all-time high for the month of March. In March 2016, Cafcass received a total of 1,221 care applications.  Cafcass received a total of 12,741 care applications in 2015-2016 which is a substantial increase on 2014-2015. The 1,228 care applications recorded in […]