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If the court thinks the arrangements you've made are in the children's best interests it won't change them. If you can't agree, the court can make decisions to sort out a disagreement. Decisions made by the court are called orders. If you want help to agree childcare and contact The Scottish Government's 'Your Parenting Plan' is a guide to making practical arrangements for your children if you live apart. You could get help from a mediator or collaborative law practitioner to make arrangements about the children.
You'll need a solicitor for the ordinary divorce procedure so it'll be more expensive than a DIY divorce. If the marriage isn't legal For a marriage to be legal, it must meet certain conditions. For example, you and your partner must both be over 16 when you marry and you must not already be a civil partner or married to someone else. If your marriage doesn't meet one of these conditions, the court can end the marriage by granting an annulment (called a decree of nullity).
Living separate lives for two years when one of you doesn't agree to the divorce If you have lived apart (been separated) for two years continuously, you can apply for a divorce without your partner's agreement. A court will usually agree to a divorce if you've been separated for two years. Separation may be used as a ground for divorce even when you and your spouse have lived in the same home but only if you are no longer living as a married couple and effectively lead separate lives. If you're applying for an interim gender recognition certificate A transgender person who has an interim gender recognition certificate can end their marriage on this ground.
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If your partner has been abusive towards you or your children, you should get specialist help. Adultery A court may grant a divorce if one of you has had a sexual relationship with someone else of the opposite sex. If you or your partner has had a sexual relationship with someone else of the same sex it's not technically adultery but is likely to be seen as evidence of irretrievable breakdown. The court will need details of the adultery, for example, dates and places when it happened. The court will only grant the divorce if it's satisfied that the marriage has irretrievably broken down and the other partner could no longer live with the partner who has committed adultery. There is no minimum period that you have to be married before a divorce action based on adultery may be started.
You may need help to agree financial arrangements, see Family mediation or collaboration. Financial support for spouses Agreeing financial support for each spouse If you both agree to financial support, this is called a voluntary agreement. It can be written down or it could be a verbal agreement. You can agree, for example, that one of you will make weekly payments to the other for the support of children, or will meet rent or mortgage payments and household bills or pay for the children's clothing and holidays. Before you agree on a package of financial support, you should get legal advice about whether it is an appropriate arrangement.
The six month period of being back together can't be used to count towards the one year of living apart. For example if a couple separates in January, gets back together in April but splits again in September the first three months of separation still count towards the year apart. Separation may be used as a ground for divorce even when you and your spouse live in the same home but only if you're no longer living as a married couple and effectively lead separate lives.
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