Is there an advantage to who files for divorce first?
One of the main legal advantages that a person gains by filing the divorce petition before his or her spouse does is that the filer can request a Standing Order from the court when filing the petition. If the matter should go to a hearing, the person who files the petition usually presents his or her case first.
Who instigates divorce?
In fact, nearly 70 percent of divorces are initiated by women. This is according to a 2015 research study conducted by the American Sociological Association (ASA) which suggests two-thirds of all divorces are initiated by women. Among college-educated women, this number jumps up to 90%.
Can I gift money before divorce?
According to Fiona Apthorpe, Head of Family Law, there is little chance of this change of heart being accepted in court. “Divorce courts are somewhat sceptical of such claims,” she explains. “Generally, if somebody gives money – or another asset – as a gift, then legal ownership transfers to the recipient.