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Welcome to part 3 of our Bitesize Divorce Blog: Jargon Buster.

If you are facing divorce we hope our bitesize blog will help you get to grips with some of the legal jargon and in turn help you understand better the legal process you are going through.

Here we explain, in plain language, the kind of terms you may come across during the process of divorce.


If the spouses have been separated for two years, and there hasn’t been any reconciliation during this period, one spouse can ask the Court for a divorce, so long as they have the written consent of the other spouse. Usually the parties will split the costs of a divorce based on this fact.