Wondering How to Get a Divorce in 2019?

Although Christmas is one of the happiest annual celebrations, for many people it can also be the most stressful. We’re experts in family law at Higgins miller, and so we realise that dealing with issues such as children disputes, wills and probate and domestic violence can be even more stressful than usual at this particular time of the year. We also know from experience that many people might now be asking themselves how to get a divorce in 2019, and we understand what a difficult question this can be to ask.

As experienced practitioners in the field of family law, we understand that dealing with emotional impact of a divorce can be even more difficult than having to handle all of the technical and legal details. If you’re wondering how to get a divorce in 2019, for example, you might be delaying the decision until the 2018 Christmas period has ended. This could be because you don’t want to ruin Christmas for any children involved, or simply because you still respect and care for your partner enough, despite the divorce, to want them to enjoy Christmas before you inform them of your decision. Whatever your reasons, if you’re currently waiting to find out how to get a divorce in 2019, you can rest assured the team at Higgins Miller will be here to provide all of the help and support you need.

In the first instance that support will be legal in nature; explaining what your rights and responsibilities are and exactly how the process of a divorce pans out. Perhaps just as importantly, however, we’ll provide the care and compassion which someone going through a process this traumatic requires. We’ll always explain everything in clear, easily understood language, avowing the kind of legal jargon that people often find intimidating and alienating. We’ll do everything we can to take the acrimony out of the situation, guiding clients toward reaching an agreement with their partner wherever possible, rather than having to face the time, costs and stress of court appearances. When processes such as mediation fail to reach an agreement, we’ll work with you to ensure that you receive everything you’re entitled to, and we’ll always provide advice in a sympathetic and understanding manner.

In terms of logistics, the question of how to get a divorce in 2019 can be answered as follows:

The first stage of the process is to work with us to decide what the grounds for divorce are. In simple terms, the ‘grounds’ are the reason why you are applying for a divorce, and they have to be accepted by the court for the divorce to happen. The grounds for divorce which you opt for could be any of the following:

Unreasonable behaviour



A two year separation (provided both parties agree to the divorce taking place)

A five year separation (if one partner doesn’t agree to the divorce)

We’ll examine the details of your personal situation and decide which of these grounds is the best to use, making our choice on the basis of which is most likely to be accepted by the court, thus ensuring the process runs as smoothly as possible. Although all divorces are, by their nature, upsetting, a divorce handled by experts like those at Higgins Miller is likely to be one which minimises the stress involved, the time taken and the amount you have to pay.

Once the grounds for divorce have been selected, the question of how to get a divorce in 2019 is mainly one of technical issues such as filling in a D8 petition form and waiting for the decree nisi and finally the decree absolute, a legal document which makes the divorce official. Any of this is likely to be complicated by matters such as the future relationships with any children involved and the issue of handling shared financial commitments. We’ll work with you to make sure you understand every part of the process, and feel that you can come to us with any worries or concerns you might have. Our aim throughout is to ensure that you achieve the result you desire with the minimum possible stress and anxiety.   

If you’re worrying over the question of how to get a divorce in 2019, or would just like some general information on the process, please feel free to contact us. You can ring on 0161 429 7251 or email us at [email protected]. Although we’re closing for the Christmas break between Friday December 21st and Wednesday January 2nd, we’ll still be checking our emails, and our out of hours emergency number is 07837124732. We’ve recently passed our Cyber Essential accreditation, something which demonstrates our forward thinking attitude and determination to remain ahead of the competition. The first 20 minute appraisal will be provided free of charge, and if you want to find out more we’ll offer a first appointment for a fixed fee, so you don’t have to worry about how much our advice is going to cost. If you need more information on our wider charging system then please take a look here.    

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