A Decree Absolute - True or False?
Here at Vines Legal we always try to help our customers in every way possible. One way we can help you is by settling some of the rumours and myths that surround divorce. Vines Legal are expert family solicitors and have a wealth of knowledge on all legal matters relating to the family and divorce.
True or False?
A Decree Absolute (or final divorce decree) means that you can’t claim financially against your ex husband or wife.
FALSE!! The Decree Absolute dissolves the marriage, it does not prevent either party claiming financially against the other provided they don’t remarry.
There is no time limit in respect of making a financial claim against an ex-spouse, even after the final order of the divorce (Decree Absolute) has been granted. Even once you have the final order of the divorce – the Decree Absolute – it is still open for either of you to make a financial claim, no matter how many years may have passed since your divorce.
It should be noted, however, that the court will look at the length of time that has elapsed when considering a claim.
It is essential that clients sort out their financial affairs during their divorce to avoid future claims and unpleasant surprises.
If you need any advice for divorce or financial issues then we offer a FREE initial meeting, call us on 01246 555 610 to book in today!
By Emma Newman on 25 Apr 2018, 15:17 PM