What is divorce?

What is divorce?

Are you considering divorce? Want to know what your options are regarding possessions, property and childcare?

Your guide

Keeping a clear head in an emotional and stressful time can seem like an impossible task.

Verisona Law has put together a complete guide to divorce which will explain all your options and provide you with the guidance you need to start proceedings. Use the form on this website to download your free guide to divorce.

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Our family lawyers offer support and advice on all legal issues related to marriage, relationships, children and the wider family.

From access rights and custody of children, to property ownership and managing wealth, our role is to protect your and your family’s interests, especially when problems and potential issues are not immediately obvious.

Free guide to divorce

Everything you need to know about divorce, in one place. Download our free guide which covers all the main questions around divorce.

What is a divorce?

Divorce is the legal term for the process where two people end their marriage or marital union permanently. Sometimes there are problems in a marriage that can’t be fixed and a divorce is the only solution. While divorce is becoming more commonplace, it doesn’t make it any easier for the people involved. By getting a divorce you will become legally single again and can remarry should you want to.

Key steps of divorce

The process for divorce follows these key steps:

  • Agreeing on the reason for your divorce
  • Submitting your application for divorce
  • Agree arrangements for any assets/possessions
  • Decree Nisi granted
  • Agree financial arrangements
  • Decree Absolute granted

If you’d like to discuss the legal process of divorce with a qualified solicitor, free of charge, please complete the form below and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

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