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Understanding the D8 Divorce Form

The D8 divorce form is a crucial document in the process of seeking a divorce in the UK. At Wildings Solicitors, we specialize in family law and are here to provide comprehensive guidance on the D8 divorce form and its significance. Our experienced team of family law solicitors is dedicated to assisting you through this important phase with clarity and expertise.

Our Family Law Solicitors specialise in a range of matters. Our team has developed a reputation for being able to solve domestic disputes, regardless of how complicated. Our team of Family Solicitors regularly assist clients with DivorceChild Custody and Domestic Violence matters.

Book your initial consultation with our Solicitors today and find out how our team of experts can find a positive solution to your matter. Request a call back using the contact form, freephone 0330 333 8797 or email us at info@wildings-solicitors.co.uk.

What Is the D8 Divorce Form?

The D8 divorce form is the official application form used to initiate divorce proceedings in the UK. It serves as a formal request to the court to begin the legal process of dissolving a marriage.

Our D8 Divorce Form Services:

  • Form Completion: We will assist you in accurately completing the D8 divorce form, ensuring that all necessary information is included.

  • Legal Advice: Our solicitors will provide expert legal advice throughout the divorce process, including guidance on the implications of the information provided in the form.

  • Submission to the Court: We will ensure that your D8 divorce form is submitted to the appropriate court in a timely and organized manner.

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Range Of Issues We Deal With

  • Expertise in family law, including divorce proceedings and the D8 divorce form.
  • Personalized legal solutions tailored to your unique situation and objectives.
  • Compassionate and experienced solicitors who understand the emotional challenges of divorce.
  • A commitment to ensuring that the divorce process is as smooth and efficient as possible.
  • Divorce
  • Financial orders on divorce, including out of court settlements
  • Child arrangements and disputes, including for grandparents
  • International freezing orders
  • Pre and post-nuptial agreements
  • Issues surrounding surrogacy and adoption
  • Non-Molestation orders
  • Occupation orders
  • Civil Partnership
  • Mediation

Why Wildings Solicitors?

Quality Service

 Wildings Solicitors is Lexcel Accredited. The Lexcel Accreditation is the Law Society’s quality mark for excellence in practice management.

In situations where an amicable solution cannot be reached through negotiation, our Child Custody Solicitors will be on hand to support you through every stage of Court proceedings. Our experienced Family Law team can assist you with:

  • Residence Orders
  • Contact Orders
  • Parental Responsibility Agreements
  • Specific Issue Orders
  • Prohibited Steps Orders

Why Wildings Solicitors?

Client Care

Family Law matters can be delicate. Along with offering you practical support and advice throughout your matter, our Child Custody Solicitors will always go the extra mile to reduce the strain placed upon you and your loved ones.

Why Wildings Solicitors?

Bespoke Service

What works for one family may not necessarily work for you. Our Solicitors reject the one-size-fits-all approach and instead focus on coming to a solution that is specific to the circumstances of you and your family.

Book your initial consultation with our Child Custody Solicitors in Birmingham & Manchester today. Freephone 0330 333 8797, request a callback or email info@wildings-solicitors.co.uk.

Questions You Might Have

General Quesitons

The D8 divorce form is the official application used to initiate divorce proceedings in the UK. It is a crucial document, as it formally requests the court to begin the legal process of dissolving a marriage.

While it is possible to complete the form without legal assistance, having a solicitor’s guidance can ensure accuracy and help you understand the implications of the information provided.

The D8 form asks for essential information about you and your spouse, details about your marriage, grounds for divorce, and any financial or child-related matters.

The processing time can vary, but our solicitors work diligently to ensure that your form is submitted to the court promptly and efficiently.

We provide expert guidance on completing the form, offer legal advice throughout the divorce process, and ensure that your divorce proceedings are handled with care and professionalism.

Our family lawyer at Wildings has a wealth of knowledge in family law matters ranging from a wide variety of areas. With years of experience, our family lawyer understands that empathy takes priority in such matters and therefore provides first-class service to all clients.

Divorces are taking approximately six months until the Final Order is granted. However, this would be dependent on if there was an ongoing financial matter in conjunction with the divorce. In such cases, it may take slightly longer as the Final Order will be applied for upon receipt of the Financial Order.

The use of a solicitor eliminates the emotional stress involved in family matters. Our friendly and professional family team is available to alleviate such pressures and will therefore work closely with you whilst offering you the best service.

Under the new divorce law it would be worthwhile to consider if a single application should be made or should a joint application be made. Joint applications can be made by both parties where there is amicability.  In joint applications, both parties have the option to split the costs involved the same.

No. Since the introduction of a ‘non-fault’ divorce in April 2022, the obligation to apply under the previous five criteria no longer exists. This concept has been initiated by Courts in order to promote amicability between parties. There is also now an option to make a ‘joint’ application for divorce. Our specialist family solicitor at Wildings is happy to provide a non-obligation 30-minute consultation.

As you will be cohabiting, cohabitation laws will apply under such circumstances. In such cases, we would advise parties to enter into a cohabitation agreement, outlining what the outcome could be should your relationship come to an end.

Unfortunately, the UK does not recognise a Nikkah as a legal marriage in the UK. Speak with our family lawyer today to establish if you are eligible to make a claim under the Trustees and Land of Appointments and Trustees Act.

Financial Related

The process for negotiating a financial settlement can be done in two ways. Firstly, if financial matters are agreed upon between both parties a finance consent order can then be drafted and filed with the court alongside the relevant paperwork.

On the other hand, if matters are not agreed upon between parties and where there is a financial dispute regarding assets and finances, it would then be recommended to go through the court process of obtaining a financial order. This process is generally quite lengthy and consists of financial hearings and full financial disclosure from both parties. Once a settlement is agreed a final order will then be granted.

If Children Involved

If you have a genuine fear that your ex-partner will not return the children back to you or the UK where they are usually resident, we will make an emergency application with the Family Courts for a Prohibited Steps Order.

Unfortunately, grandparents do not have parental rights and therefore an application needs to be made to the court initially. You will need to ask the court for permission to make an application for contact under Form C100. Our team is on hand to support you through such cases.

If you have parental responsibility, our family team can make an application to the family courts requesting a contact arrangement.

Here at Wildings, we would guide you through the process, whilst ensuring that we obtain the best and most effective result for you.

In such cases, we would initially recommend mediation. Should matters continue to not be resolved, we would then advise you on what application should be made to the court to finalise arrangements.

About Your Safety

If you are in fear for your safety or have experienced either physical, verbal, emotional, or psychological abuse, control, coercion, harassment or threatening behaviour, we are able to make an ex-parte non-molestation order to protect you from the forms of harassment above.  Should there be an occupational dispute concerning property, we are also able to make an application for an occupation order.

It is essential for us to give you right guidance, please do not delay to take the first step and contact us!

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