How to take an alternative approach to divorce in 2021

alternative approach to divorce

When you hear the word ‘divorce’, it often makes people think of battling with your ex over every little detail of your lives until you can’t say a word to each other ever again! It also might bring dark thoughts of the financial cost of it all.

However, we are now in 2021 and attitudes have changed. Even the government is responding to change and focusing on alternative options for people.  The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 is passed, and seems likely to come into force in autumn 2021.  Once in force, one or both of the spouses will be able to apply for divorce.  Simply by sending a statement to the court noting the marriage has irretrievably broken down. No reason will need to be given. A minimum of six months after that statement is with the court, divorce will be granted, although this might be delayed if financial matters are not resolved.

Current Divorce Situation

The current Children and Families Bill states that anyone seeking a court order to resolve a dispute over finances, children or splitting property must attend a “mediation information and assessment meeting”. This will help couples to consider their options, talk things through amicably and sensibly. However, many couples will still want to go ahead with the divorce and will require a cost-effective way to do this.

Sadly, people still continue to follow the traditional route of paying two solicitors and communication becomes staggered and slow. With Divorce Negotiator, we assist both parties through the divorce paperwork from initial Petition through to Decree Absolute. Therefore, there is only one charge and we make sure that any financial settlement needed is fair to both of you. We ensure that advice is based on what is best for the whole family and their future finances.

Happy with the service

Our clients are more than happy with the service.  They appreciate the process as being transparent and less daunting for everyone involved. It makes sense for a lot of couples to discuss their issues together with us. We can help you get divorce or separated in the best way possible, which is the most cost effective. Saving time and money is necessary in today’s economy.  That’s why the government are also focusing on alternative approaches to divorce to keep costs low and benefit everyone.

Divorce Negotiator is committed to making sure that more people have a friendly and comfortable experience of the divorce process, rather than a confrontational and stressful one. The best approach is one that is least damaging for everyone involved, especially children. Working together with a mutual understanding is the best for agreeing a way forward.

Who knows where you will be in another 20 years’ time but by 2041 it would be great to still be on good terms with your ex and at least able to have a conversation. Who knows by then we might all have time machines, which could potentially solve many issues!

For further information or to have a confidential discussion about your situation please telephone

0800 177 7702

How to take an alternative approach to divorce in 2021 was last modified: March 1st, 2021 by Carol Sullivan

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