1. Is legal aid available?
The Government has now withdrawn Legal Aid from the vast majority of divorce cases. It is, however, still available in very limited circumstances which involve domestic violence. Dominic Levent Solicitors does not have a Legal Aid Franchise and therefore cannot offer Legal Aid.
2. What do I need to start a divorce?
3. Does my husband/wife need a divorce solicitor? Can we both use the same divorce solicitor?
4. Can I get the other side to pay for my divorce costs?
5. Can we separate formally without getting a divorce?
6. How long does a divorce take?
This will entirely depend on the circumstances.
To ensure the process goes ahead as quickly as possible, it is strongly recommended to work with a Divorce Solicitors London that has strong experience with divorces. In many cases, we are able to negotiate an agreement between you and your spouse, allowing the divorce to move forward in a way that both parties can accept, as quickly as possible.A Divorce Solicitors London can also ensure that all of the relevant paperwork is handled quickly, efficiently and accurately, preventing any unnecessary delays in the divorce process.
7. Is a religious divorce valid?
8. What happens if I get divorced in another country?
9. What if my husband/wife is being difficult?
The court needs your spouse’s address in order to serve the divorce papers on them. If you have lost contact with your spouse and do not know where they live or work you may be able to use an alternative method of service.
Before requesting an alternative method of service from the court, it is important that you have made every effort to find out where your spouse lives from their family, friends, employer and anyone else who knows them. If you still cannot trace them you can apply to the court for substituted service. This normally means sending the documents to a different address, such as a friend or family member you know your spouse is close to or a work address.
If, in spite of trying the above, you simply cannot trace your spouse, you can apply to a district judge for an order dispensing with service. If the judge is satisfied that you have done everything you can to try and find your spouse, the judge can make an order that the divorce can proceed without the divorce papers being served on them.