Why Mediation is a Good Option When Getting Divorced
Mediation is a constructive and useful way to help resolve disputes with a spouse after the relationship has broken down and can assist with divorce matters from finances to child arrangements.
The term “quickie divorce” is often casually thrown around in the press when celebrity couples are splitting up. However, the term is somewhat misleading, as these reports tend to describe just one aspect of the divorce process, rather than the process as a whole.
As Divorce Solicitors, it’s important for us to be clear and manage expectations about what is and isn’t possible. Couples can’t simply walk into a room and expect their divorce to be finalised in mere minutes. So when a celeb magazine talks about a quickie divorce, they’re usually referring to how long it takes the Court to give the couple a Decree Nisi.
A Decree Nisi is a legal document that says the Court cannot see any reason why a couple can’t divorce. There are five grounds for divorce in England and Wales, which the Court will consider before granting a Decree Nisi.
After a Decree Nisi has been granted, couples have to wait for at least 43 days (6 weeks and 1 day) before they can apply for a Decree Absolute to end the marriage. However, many couples will delay applying as they need to reach a financial settlement – and this is often where the divorce process can take a while.
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