Dangers of driving to a DIY divorce
Some time ago I wrote about the Chinese woman who divorced her husband because she did not like the way that he ate peas off his knife.
At the time I thought that was a particularly odd reason but on reflection it probably comes under the grounds of unreasonable behaviour.
In the news today is the story of the Saudi gentleman divorcing his wife because she drove a car.
This is still illegal in Saudi Arabia.
I guess that this is probably not considered as unreasonable in the UK but perhaps the way that some people drive it could be construed as such!
Whatever the reason for divorce I guess most of us think that a lawyer needs to be involved in the process and in very many instances that makes real sense.
Our advice would always be to take the best available legal advice and not to run the risk of protracted delays and an unsatisfactory outcome by trying to DIY.
Apparently in divorce related cases up to 75% now include at least one party who is representing themselves.
I imagine that this is to try to keep costs down but might have the opposite outcome.
In as many as 29% of cases neither party is represented by a lawyer.
These figures have been reported by judges to the justice committee of MPs.
As someone once said “if you think professional advice is expensive, wait to you get amateur advice”.