Urban Myths – Divorce

Urban Myths – Divorce

With high profile divorce regularly discussed in the press, it may have you raising some questions about how you can get a divorce and what would happen to yours or your spouse’s assets if you were to divorce. Here we address some common misconceptions regarding divorces in the UK. This is a series of posts, so make sure you come back and stay up to date.

Common misconception #1 – Everything will be divided equally when we get divorced

It is commonly believed that when a couple divorces, everything is always divided 50/50.

In fact, the divorce itself will not see the assets divided at all, this is dealt with by a separate process whereby the assets will be divided in a way that the court thinks is fair. It is vital therefore that anybody considering a divorce or that has already divorced without a financial order should contact a solicitor to see what they are entitled to.

Our family department has over 26 years experience in family law, working with clients from all backgrounds and from all over England and Wales.
If you would like to discuss your divorce, separation or civil partnership dissolution, please feel free to call Jade Price on 0161 615 5554 for a free no-obligation chat.

Common misconception #2 – You can immediately divorce your spouse without having a reason

In the UK you must show that your marriage has irretrievably broken down for one of the following reasons:

  • Adultery;
  • Unreasonable behaviour;
  • Desertion;
  • Two years separation with consent;
  • Five years separation (no consent required).

Our family department has over 26 years experience in family law, working with clients from all backgrounds and from all over England and Wales.
If you would like to discuss your divorce, separation or civil partnership dissolution, please feel free to call Jade Price on 0161 615 5554 for a free no-obligation chat.

Common misconception #3 – Mothers will always gain custody of the children following a divorce

Generally if the mother and father are married to each other, or the father is on the child’s birth certificate, both parents have the same parental rights in respect of their children.

Our family department has over 26 years experience in family law, working with clients from all backgrounds and from all over England and Wales.

If you would like to discuss your divorce, separation or civil partnership dissolution, please feel free to call Jade Price on 0161 615 5554 for a free no-obligation chat.

Common misconception #4 – Divorces are quick

The average non-contested divorce takes around 5-6 months, regardless of the facts of the case, although reaching a financial settlement may take more or less time than this.

Our family department has over 26 years experience in family law, working with clients from all backgrounds and from all over England and Wales.

If you would like to discuss your divorce, separation or civil partnership dissolution, please feel free to call Jade Price on 0161 615 5554 for a free no-obligation chat.

Common misconception #5 – Divorces cost a fortune

Price Slater Gawne offer divorces at a competitive price. Our family department has over 26 years experience in family law, working with clients from all backgrounds and from all over England and Wales.

If you would like to discuss your divorce, separation or civil partnership dissolution, please feel free to call Jade Price on 0161 615 5554 for a free no-obligation chat.