Useful forms to save you money and help the process below:
This is "the big form" talked about by those going through divorce. Below is the link to this form in order to complete what is termed financial disclosure you will need to complete the form.
Please click on the Form link below:
Starting the divorce process...
The divorce process changes on April 6th 2022 when The Divorce< Dissolution and Separation Act of 2020 comes into effect. This means that in 2022 some clients will be going through the previous process and some will start with the new one. We have included brief flow charts of both on this page to try to help. This has also been termed The No Fault Divorce.
The Divorce Process, prior to April 6th 2022
USEFUL FORM the below gives a useful outline of the main changes to pensions following the 2014 budget
Form P, the pension enquiry form
How much child maintenance am I supposed to pay?
Ideally you will work out this figure based on your children's needs and what each of you are able to provide. It is useful however, to know what your statutory requirement (ie. the amount the Child Maintenance Service could pursue you for if your case was referred). Below is a link to an easy to use online calculator to enable you check:
The Divorce Process, from April 6th 2022
New court fee of £592 to petition from 30th September 2021
there is a court fee of £232 required for a child arrangements order from 30th September 2021
*Additionally if you want to vary a financial order by consent there is a court fee of £50 and without consent the cost is £255 (this figure could rise in Autumn 2021 so check the government website to clarify).
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
The Divorce Process & Approximate Timescales
The two PDF's above (divorce process) provide an outline of the two processes with required timescales on a step by step basis with an indication of the timescales involved:
WORRIED ABOUT THE IMPACT
ON YOUR CHILDREN?
Child Psychotherapy Trust provides information on children’s emotional development, leaflets only www.childpsychotherapytrust.org.uk.
We may be able to offer workshops for couples seeking to protect their children from the effects of separation and divorce. Please email us to indicate an interest : firstname.lastname@example.org
See also our "Children Page"