Do I Need an Original Marriage Certificate to Get a Divorce?
To get divorced in England or Wales, you must submit your original marriage certificate to the Court when issuing your divorce proceedings.
It is important to understand that getting legal advice or instructing a Solicitor does not mean that you’ll end up in Court or that this has to become a source of conflict.
The announcement of Kate Bosworth’s amicable separation from her husband Michael Polish after nearly 8 years of marriage, serves as a reminder that divorce doesn’t always have to be nasty or bitter.
Kate announced in an Instagram post, “Our hearts are full, as we have never been so enamored and deeply grateful for one another as we do in this decision to separate. Together, over the last 10 years, Michael and I have chosen love, every time. We hold hands as tightly today as we entangled fingers on our wedding day.”
We know that every divorce is different and that what works for one person is not necessarily going to work for another. Divorce is not a ‘one size fits all’ process.
If you’re thinking about divorce and you feel that, like Kate and Michael, you and your spouse want to keep things amicable, our Divorce Solicitors can help you.
Many divorcing couples can achieve a fair settlement through mediation or Solicitor negotiation, which means you can keep your issues outside of Court and we can guide you through this process.
I always tell my clients to remember that ‘knowledge is power’ and getting advice and assistance from a Family Law Solicitor does not mean that your separation has to become nasty.
The key thing to remember is that once the Court approves a Financial Order, it becomes legally binding and unless there has been a significant change in your circumstances, it’s likely that you can’t make any changes to the settlement. So getting expert legal advice before you finalise any of your decisions could be vital.
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