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Here are some useful downloads covering various aspects of surviving separation or divorce.
The links below are for Basic Budget Sheets to help you manage your income and outgoings. There are 2 PDF files available for download and print: One for if you have no children or you have grown-up children, one for if you have children.
We have also added an Excel Spreadsheet version should you wish to fill in and keep on your personal computer.
Parenting App – amicable
amicable is the simplest, fastest way to collect, share and communicate essential divorce information with your ex. Save thousands of pounds in legal fees by creating your own parenting plans, financial arrangements and settlements.
amicable helps you build a dialogue with your ex to support your co-parenting in the future, not leave you bitter or dependant on lawyers to sort things out. You can upload all your financial information, photograph important documents and make settlement proposals in our easy to use templates.
Take advantage of our pre-filled suggestions on the most common topics or create your own bespoke arrangements. Helping you stay amicable throughout your divorce or separation As featured in The Guardian, The Telegraph, Legal Futures and CNBC
Before deciding to embark on a DIY divorce (without external help from an online legal portal or without a family law practitioner), we recommend you take advantage of free advice from either a family law practitioner* or book an appointment with the Citizens Advice Bureau.
*Most UK solicitors will offer a free 30 minute consultation.
To get a divorce you need to have been married for at least a year and prove that your relationship has broken down irretrievably.
- Stage One: Divorce Petition
- Stage Two: Answering the Divorce Petition
- Stage Three: Application for Decree Nisi
There is a different statement for each of the five facts of divorce:
- adultery statement
- unreasonable behaviour statement
- desertion statement
- 2 years’ separation statement
- 5 years’ separation statement
- Stage Four: Decree Absolute
If you are not confident at filling your forms in but don’t want to pay for an expensive solicitor, there a plenty of services online that are cost effective and relatively simple.
**Neither service is endorsed by Beacon and links are for information purposes only.