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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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I am looking at applying for a divorce. A few questions: 1.

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I am looking at applying for a divorce. A few questions:

1. Is there a quickie method for divorce in the UK?

2. Is my spouse not paying her share of the housekeeping reasonable grounds for divorce?

3. Do I really need to get a lawyer involved?

4. Once the divorce is approved, how do I solidify any financial agreements that we may have made?

5. How soon will I be in a position where I can buy a house without it being grabbed as part of the divorce settlement?
Thank you for your question.
My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will do my best to help you
1. A divorce in the Uk takes between five and seven months in average assuming both parties co-operate in filing the necessary paperwork.
The process is described here
2. Not on its own no but linked with three or four other such low key allegations it would work
3. No not at all
4. Once the Decree Nisi has been granted you should have a Clean Break Consent Order drawn up (by a solicitor) and then submit that to the court
5. When the Court has sealed that order
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
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