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How Do I Fill In The Form E When Divorcing?

How Do I Fill In The Form E When Divorcing?

Often referred to as “the dreaded form e” – there’s no need to panic.  Actually, it is not legally required that you fill it in, but if you have any assets at all to split, you will find most solicitors unhappy to assist you if you can’t list clearly what they are, along with what you need to support yourself and your family.  S0 it’s an exercise worth doing. You may also want to use a maintenance calculator to work out what income you may be due from your...

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Is divorce mediation really an option for me?

Is divorce mediation really an option for me?

Even some mediators sometimes say to me “Mediation is great, but it’s not for everyone”. And that really annoys me, because (as I explain to those mediators – and others of the same opinion) that I believe they are incorrect. Mediation IS right for everyone. It’s just that not everyone is able to successfully access it – which is very different from saying mediation is flawed, because what it means is that we all need to do more to help couples to access mediation as much as we...

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What is the easiest way to save money when divorcing?

What is the easiest way to save money when divorcing?

The easiest way to save money when dealing with family separation, is to not waste money on advice you don’t need. For example, if you are intending to agree the terms of the divorce in a civilised manner, then spending a whole lot of money on lawyers sending letters backwards and forwards, when you could simply talk to each other through a mediator, doesn’t make much sense. Sometimes people go to court and spend £25,000 only to be told the same thing that a mediator could tell them right at...

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How do I save money when divorcing?

How do I save money when divorcing?

To keep down the cost of divorce, simply avoid going to court.  Talk to each other – via a mediator if necessary – and take control of your own divorce.  The cost of legal fees, family court fees and having to leave work to attend court and many other associated costs will make a combative divorce just plain silly.  Why not keep the money for the kids? People make the mistake of thinking they can do a DIY divorce even when they are unable to sit down with their Ex and have a civil...

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