Previous edition: published as Divorce. London: Stationery Office, 2001.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter 1 Can we work it out? A troubled marriage chapter Conciliation and counselling chapter When is mediation not the answer? chapter 2 Is separation an option for you? Reasons for separating chapter A note on judicial separation chapter 3 Agreeing to separate What should a Separation Agreement cover? chapter A word on benefits chapter Will you qualify for Legal Help? chapter 4 Separation and children chapter A word about the Child Support Agency (CSA) chapter 5 Your separation questionnaire chapter 6 Draft Separation Agreement chapter Separation Agreement chapter Operative provisions chapter 7 You and your solicitor chapter Shopping around chapter Your first interview chapter 8 Emergencies: domestic violence chapter 9 Emergencies: going to court See a solicitor chapter Ex parte - no notice chapter Interlude: if you are the violent one chapter 10 Legal help and public funding chapter 11 Divorce: how do I get one? I want it to be final - how do I get a divorce? chapter A path through the maze - stage 1 PostScript Picture CSD chpt11.1 diag.eps chapter A path through the maze - stage 2 PostScript Picture CSD chpt11.2 diag.eps chapter A path through the maze - stage 3 PostScript Picture CSD chpt11.3 diag.eps chapter Tackling the paperwork chapter 12 Filling in the petition 'Behaviour' petition chapter Principal Registry part Section 2 chapter Section 5 chapter Section 11 chapter 'Adultery' petition chapter 'Five years' separation' petition Section 10 chapter 13 Filling in the Statement of Arrangements for Children What is a child? chapter Not in agreement? chapter 14 If you are the Respondent chapter Question 5 onwards chapter 15 The next stages chapter Make your will! chapter 16 Dividing the spoils chapter 17 The family home: safeguarding your rights chapter Rented homes chapter In one spouse's sole name chapter Enter the Land Registry chapter 10 ants in common chapter If you are the sole owner of the family home chapter 18 Managing stress chapter 19 Children chapter 20 Some real life 'behaviour' particulars chapter Financial mismanagement chapter Neglect of children and family life chapter Useful forms Statement of Arrangements for Children chapter Client care letter chapter Certificate of Entitlement to a Decree chapter Sample of Decree Nisi (behaviour) chapter Application for Directions for Trial chapter Affidavit chapter Sample of Decree Absolute chapter Sample letters Letter to court enclosing divorce petition chapter Letter to court enclosing Application for Directions for Trial and Affidavit chapter Letter to court asking for petition to be served by court bailiff chapter Letter to court asking for the Decree Nisi to be made absolute chapter Useful contacts Replacement marriage certificates The Registrar General chapter Housing and property matters Land Registry chapter Council of Mortgage Lenders Finding a solicitor in your area / Yellow pages under 'Solicitors' chapter Community Legal Services Department for Work and Pensions chapter Child Support Agency chapter Marriage guidance, mediation and other counselling Relate chapter Websites reached via the Relate website National Family Mediation (NFM) chapter Asian Family Counselling Service.