Your Divorce Rights Explained
In England and Wales, there is no such thing as a common-law wife or husband, because under English law a common-law marriage does not exist.
It is unlikely that you will need to go to Court at any stage of your divorce as most cases are dealt with by the Court on paper without you needing to appear in person.
Prior to No Fault Divorce legislation, you may have had to attend Court if there was a dispute between you and your ex. But now the option to contest a divorce without a genuine legal reason has been removed, it is far less likely that you will need to appear in a courtroom.
Despite this, there are still rare occasions where divorcing couples may have to appear in Court to finalise the dissolution of their marriage.
Read on to find out more or get in touch with our specialist Divorce Lawyers for further legal advice.
If your ex believes there is a genuine legal reason that you cannot get a divorce, they could contest it and you may need to attend a Court hearing. However, this is rare and the reason given must fall into one of the categories listed below:
If you find yourself in a situation where you need to attend Court, our expert Divorce Lawyers can guide you through the process and make sure you’re prepared at every stage.
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