3 Steps to a Good Divorce

June 8, 2017 by Sue McArthur

3 Steps to a Good Divorce

42% of marriages end in divorce in the UK. With such a high number of marriages failing, it is essential that good, constructive advice is taken at the right time to try and make the process as painless as possible for couples. So what are the 3 steps to a good divorce?

Here are the 3 steps to a good divorce and to ensure it runs as smoothly as possible:

  1. Choose the right lawyer – a collaborative family lawyer is specially trained to deal with matters for you sensitively and sensibly ensuring that you are supported as much as you need to be through the process, as well as giving you good constructive legal advice.
  2. In order to obtain a divorce, you need to prove “irretrievable breakdown” of the relationship. This means that you need to prove that the relationship is undoubtedly over and you can prove that there was an event or series of events that led to this. You can apply for a divorce on the basis of adultery, unreasonable behaviour, separation or desertion. The most common ground is unreasonable behaviour and is the easiest one for many couples to prove. You can work together in the collaborative process to agree what goes in the divorce petition. The paperwork is then lodged at court.
  3. Make sure you have resolved any financial claims at the same time – unfortunately, the divorce only ends your marriage – not your financial ties to one another. The Collaborative process allows you to consider with your partner what a fair settlement to you both would mean.

Divorce is already emotionally stressful enough – choose the Collaborative Process to work together – so that you do not have the added stress of having to go through the process alone.

Natalia Lalas is a Collaborative Family Lawyer at EMG Solicitors.

Contact Natalia.