Do it yourself

You do all the work connected with your divorce, sorting out your settlement and arrangements for your children, without help.  Financial agreements are only binding with a Court Order, which you might struggle to prepare yourself.  Pension can only be shared with such an Order including a pension share.  In reality, you would probably want to seek some sort of help from an adviser even if initially only an assessment meeting under the safety net scheme.

Mediation can be a help in DIY cases, as the mediator helps you both equally and has to give legal information.

Pros?

  • You do not have to pay anything apart from any court fees

Cons?

  • You may lose out if you don't know your rights
  • You could pay dearly later

Cost?

Free, apart from court fees, but there may be hidden losses

Time Scale

From 3 months controlled by you

Who can provide this service