How to speed up a divorce

When you’ve made the decision to end your marriage, you will want the legalities dealt with as quickly as possible. There are things you can do to make the process quicker. To ensure that your fresh start comes sooner rather than later, here are some top tips on how to speed up a divorce. [...]

By |2020-04-09T14:17:58+00:00April 9th, 2020|Divorce and Separation|0 Comments

Who pays divorce costs?

Typically, the general rule is that both parties will pay their own legal fees – e.g. the cost of hiring a family lawyer – while the person filing for divorce, known as the petitioner, will be responsible for paying Court fees and any other costs incurred during the divorce process. However, it is possible for [...]

By |2020-03-14T15:33:18+00:00March 5th, 2020|Divorce and Separation|0 Comments

Contested divorce and uncontested divorce | what’s the difference?

When serving your spouse with divorce papers, they have the option to contest or agree to the divorce. An uncontested divorce makes the process quicker, keeping your case out of the Courts and your costs down. A contested divorce typically takes longer, usually requires Court intervention and costs much more. […]

By |2020-02-12T08:22:46+00:00February 12th, 2020|Divorce and Separation|0 Comments

How to Change Your Name after Divorce

If you’re a woman who took her husband’s name when getting married, it’s likely that you will want to revert to your maiden name following a divorce. There are a couple of ways you can change your name after divorce. Here’s how… […]

By |2020-02-08T19:55:28+00:00February 8th, 2020|Divorce and Separation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Making Sense of Legal Divorce Terms | Divorce Glossary – Part Two

In part two of Holland Family Law’s ‘making sense of legal divorce terms’ series, we explain some of the terminology used when it comes to sorting out your finances in the midst of a divorce. If you’re unsure of any legal terms to do with finances during the divorce process, refer to our glossary. [...]

Making Sense of Legal Divorce Terms | Divorce Glossary – Part One

Legal divorce terms can be confusing. Holland Family Law’s divorce glossary will help you to make sense of divorce jargon, with bite size explanations that are easy to understand and accessible. If you’re unsure about any legal terms to do with divorce and separation, refer to our divorce glossary series. Divorce Divorce legal terms [...]

By |2020-01-24T11:44:05+00:00January 24th, 2020|Divorce and Separation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What NOT to do when getting a divorce

Divorce can cause emotions to run high and tempers to flare, which can cause you to do things that could harm your case if it goes to court. Here’s a list of things you should NOT do when getting a divorce, to help you avoid giving your spouse ammunition to use against you. […]

By |2020-01-21T09:20:20+00:00January 21st, 2020|Divorce and Separation|0 Comments

The Documents You Need to File for Divorce

To file for divorce, it’s important that you have the right documentation prepared and completed correctly, where necessary. You can instruct Holland Family Law Leicester to help with your divorce case, to ensure that you have all the required documents ready. Here’s a rundown of what you will need. […]

Grandparents’ rights and access to grandchildren: The facts

Access rights for grandparents to their grandchildren is a complicated scenario, but not impossible. If you’re a grandparent faced with alienation from your grandchild(ren), there are steps you can take that will allow you to see them. Here are some of the facts on grandparents’ rights and access to grandchildren… […]

By |2020-01-06T14:51:12+00:00January 7th, 2020|Children, Divorce and Separation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Divorce in the UK is dropping, but not for the reason you might think

Much has been made of recent Office of National Statistics data, which shows that applications for divorce in the UK have dropped significantly. In fact, figures show that divorce petitions in the UK are at their lowest level in 48 years. However, there are differing opinions on why the divorce rate in the UK has [...]

By |2019-12-16T11:38:36+00:00December 16th, 2019|Divorce and Separation, Family Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments