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Separation and divorce, what happens?

When most people talk about divorce they are talking about the whole procedure of a married couple splitting up and going their separate ways (for unmarried couples click here). In actual fact the word 'divorce' only applies to one part of that - the ending of the marriage that you both entered into at the wedding ceremony. The divorce itself won't sort out things like custody of children or any maintenance - those things are sorted out separately (but usually at the same time).
So just as you entered a formal ceremony to become married, you also have to go through certain procedures in order to become divorced.

The Divorce process

So having established that the divorce itself is only one part of the break-up of a relationship, what exactly happens when you get divorced and how do you do it?

This page answers all thogse questions and many more, including dealing with Legal Separation

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Matrimonial Finances

The word 'finances' covers all the financial side of the relationship break-down - including splitting any property or other assets you might own together, whether maintenance is applicable, and taking on liability for previously shared debts.

This page pulls through all of those things and explains all the possible options

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Child Contact and Residence Orders

Unfortunately children are often the innocent victims of a family breaking up. This page sets out the possible options for looking after the children after the marriage has ended

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Pay As You Go Divorce

This is a totally new service launched in 2012 and we are the first law firm in the country to launch it.

The name is pretty descriptive and it works in a similar way to a Pay As You Go mobile phone. It basically allows you to spread the cost of the divorce over 10 equal payments. You manage the payments yourself online; you pay by paypal, and you get reminders by SMS text and email.

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