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"Divorce Day" 2023

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Divorce Day 2023

We know that the New Year is typically a time for reflection, and this includes thinking about relationships. Often, this period sees an increase in couples deciding to end their marriage or civil partnership. The first working Monday in the New Year is often referred to by some Family Law practitioners as ‘Divorce Day’ when firms are expected to see an increase in divorce/separation enquiries following the festive season. With no-fault divorce now available, the process can be more amicable and allows couples, for the first time, to make joint applications to end a marriage collectively. However, it is important to note that whilst a divorce ends a marriage, financial claims remain open beyond a divorce and there are no time limits on such claims. If you have agreed financial arrangements arising from the divorce with your spouse, the only way to ensure your agreement is legally binding is to obtain a ‘Consent Order’ from the Court. Alternatively, if it has not been possible to reach an agreement, there are other alternative options which can be considered which avoid court eg mediation or the collaborative  process or even arbitration . Failing this and in the absence of an agreement, an application to Court for a financial remedy may be the only way to obtain an Order from the Court dismissing future financial claims.

How can we help?

Our trusted and experienced solicitors in the family law team are on hand to guide you through the implications of a breakdown in your relationship or marriage.

At Johnson Astills we offer fixed fee initial consultations in relation to all family law matters to provide you with more information and advise without the need to commit to taking any action. More details regarding our fixed fees can be found here. We also offer a fixed fee package for divorce matters, which can be found here.

If you would like to know more please contact our highly experienced family law team through our free online enquiry form, at our Leicester office on 0116 255 4855 or our Loughborough office on 01509 610312, or email: