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IJail, the new app for all would be criminals!
Reading through my weekly edition of the Law Society Gazette (I do live a very rock n roll lifestlye) I couldnt help but chuckle at one article in particular.
Created by Luton criminal defence solicitor Attiq Malik, IJail is a new app which outlines what constitutes a criminal offence, what would be considered aggrivating factors and what prison sentence can be expected upon conviction.
This means that, should anybody be about to break the law, that person could check if what they were about to do actually constituted breaking the law and how long they can expext to spend in prison as a result.
This led me to think of the old joke whereby the husband and wife are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary and the husband ruefully comments that he would have got less time for manslaughter....
Is there a market out there for an app about divorce? What would be the content? The most common questions I am asked are:
"How much will it cost?"
"What am I entitled to get?"
"How long will it take?"
All of the above questions are difficult to answer (typical solicitor I hear you cry!) as each case is different. My advice would be to approach a divorce in as reasonable a state of mind as possible (easy for me to say), that way, if both parties are reasonable, this should keep the cost down. Attempt to reach a fair agreement without the need for Court.
As for what you are entitled to, the yardstick of equality is always the guiding principle, however, each case is different and may result in one party receiving more in settlement than their spouse.
As to how long it will take, in my expreience the average divorce takes around 6 months. This, however, depends upon the clients and how quickly they respond to mail etc Obviously, divorce can take much longer and there are certain circumstances where the application for Decree Absolute is deliberately delayed (where certain finances have not been agreed).
Any thoughts, let me know....