Divorce FAQs

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What is the difference between separation and divorce?

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The process of divorce formally dissolves (ends) a marriage whereas separation enables a couple to...

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How do I start a divorce?

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At Betteridges we understand that enquiring about a divorce is difficult and have a dedicated team...

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What is the basis of my petition?

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Technically there is only one ground for a divorce petition in England and Wales (that the...

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I committed adultery; can I still apply for a divorce?

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In short, yes. You cannot petition based on your own adultery but you are still able to file...

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If I had an affair will it be held against me financially?

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There are a wide range of factors that must be considered when dealing with the financial aspects...

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How long will my divorce take?

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During your initial conversations with us we will be able to get an understanding of any of any...

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When is a divorce straightforward?

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Generally when there are no outstanding financial issues between the parties and no children...

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What is a clean break?

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This is an important issue which we often see overlooked by those attempting to deal with a...

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Will I have to go to court?

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This is a commonly asked question but unfortunately one that is difficult for us to answer....

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How much does a divorce cost?

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We always offer a free initial consultation in order to understand the background of your case,...

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What is mediation?

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Mediation is not an alternative to instructing a legal representative and in fact, to make the full...

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If my ex is now living with someone, can proof of their cohabitation effect me?

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It can do. Many of the orders made at the end of a divorce provide for certain things to happen as...

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