8 Steps to Reduce Stress in Divorce
Our Divorce Solicitors know how difficult the divorce process can be on your mental health, but there are certain things you can do to reduce stress and replace it with positive thoughts and actions.
If your marriage has broken down, divorce may seem like the only way forward. However, divorce can seem too final. Maybe you’re not ready to take that step now or perhaps you don’t have the money to consider a divorce right now. Whatever your reasons, below we explain three options for you to consider.
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Currently, as the law stands, if neither person is willing or able to issue divorce proceedings on a “fault-based” ground, see Grounds for Divorce, you have to wait 2 years before you can apply for a divorce. This would be on the basis that you’ve lived separately and have been apart for that period of time. Both of you would have to agree to this. If you can’t then you’ll either have to issue on a fault-based ground or wait for five years.
A Separation Agreement allows you to deal with most aspects of the financial side of your separation, without having to issue divorce proceedings first. So after the 2 year time period is up, the dissolution of your marriage should be quite straight forward.
However, there are a number of things to consider if you are thinking about making a Separation Agreement:
A Separation Agreement can be useful to show that you and your former partner have split and allow you to agree on the financial settlement before your divorce, but you should understand and address any potential pitfalls. For the Court to take it seriously, such an agreement will need both of you to have legal advice and for the assets of the marriage dealt with under its terms to be defined and agreed.
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