Hi. I’m asking for a friend....
Her husband has left and she remains in their house with her youngest child who is doing A levels.
Can her husband pursue and obtain a divorce without a financial settlement being reached? I guess she can refuse the divorce for a while in an effort to force him to talk about their finances? He’s talking about seeing a lawyer but my friend is broke and would rather they agreed between themselves
We did our divorce online you have to separated for 2 years before you can apply anyway it’s about £450 the assets/liability are separate sorted though a clean break or consent Order That’s £50 online but only if they can agree if not they will need to try mediation it’s £90 per hour if that fails it’s financial dispute at court that is £255 there are three hearings the first Appointment not much happens but there is A LOT of paperwork then a second hearing lots more paperwork it’s a dispute resolution when the judge will give their opinion on what that think is a reasonable split of assets/order to make then if that fails it’s a third and final hearing and a different judge will get them to cross examine each other with the disagreements a lot of paperwork and evidence will be needed then the judge makes an order job done!!