by Daniel Jones
Deciding that your marriage has no future is always tough, so the last thing you will want is for messy and drawn out divorce proceedings to follow.
Not everyone has the funds available to leave a divorce entirely in the hands of a legal team, so doing it yourself can be a good option. The good news is that it's possible to handle your divorce personally, without the help of legal experts.
Divorce is an option that is open to anyone who has been married for at least a year and has found that their relationship has broken down for good.
If you're to manage your own divorce, you will need to agree on certain issues with your partner first. These include:
Should you be unable to reach an agreement on any of these matters you're likely to require legal representation, but if you're both reading from the same hymn sheet a DIY divorce is entirely realistic.
For starters, agreeing on these matters will save you from a court hearing, while the paperwork involved when all parties are happy is fairly simple.
If you find that you're not in agreement over one or more of the relevant issues but still want to go ahead with managing your divorce, you can turn to the professional mediation sector. Experts will be on hand to help you work out a settlement with your spouse.
Before you can apply for a divorce, you must have reasonable grounds for doing so. There are five acceptable reasons for ending a marriage, so be sure your case fits one of them.
Agreeing on the reason for your split is an important factor in being able to oversee your own divorce, as it will reduce the possibility of any legal wrangling in this area. You should note that you cannot use adultery as a reason if you lived with your partner for six months or more after you found out.
Published on: January 21, 2014