Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some answers to common queries but if you would rather speak to someone about how we can help you with your Divorce then please book a Free Consultation with us.
What do I need to be able to get Divorced?
To use our Divorce Services you need to have been married in England, Wales or Scotland.
You need to have been married for more than 12 months.
You need an original copy of your marriage certificate.
How much will getting Divorced Cost me?
We take great pride in the transparency of our pricing and so the fees quoted on our website for our work is the only fee you will pay to us.
There are however Court Fees payable with all divorce proceedings and so to help you fully understand the cost of getting divorced we have provided a breakdown of the full costs you will incur in each of our product descriptions.
If you do have any questions or concerns about costs, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Do I Qualify For A Reduction in The Court Fee?
The Court service do operate a help with fees scheme which can reduce the Court Fee payable.
In order to be eligible for a reduction in the Court Fee you need to have one or more of the following:
Less than £3,000 in savings if you are under 61
Under £16,000 in savings if you are over 61
You are on certain benefits
You have a low income
Your Divorce Consultant will be able to discuss and assess your eligibility for the Help with Fees Scheme if you think you may qualify.
Are you really cheaper than a Divorce Solicitor?
Traditional Divorce Solicitor's operate with high overheads for staffing, premises and regulatory requirements. They also generally charge on an hourly basis meaning that conflict in divorce proceedings increases their income.
As an online business focussing solely on the unregulated area of Divorce, we carry no such overheads and can pass the savings we make on our running costs on to our clients through lower fixed fees.
Within each product description we have provided an indication of how much our particular service might save you in comparison to using a local Divorce Solicitor.
What is the Difference between
Couple Services & Individual Services?
Our experience tells us that no couple's circumstances are the same. Our Divorce Services for Couples are for those where circumstances are amicable despite the irretrievable breakdown of the relationship. The amicable nature of the separation and desire to Divorce allows us to engage with each party and manage the progress of the Divorce for both of you. This serves to speed up the Divorce process whilst our position as an impartial intermediary can also speed up the agreement of Clean Break Orders or Consent Orders.
Do I need a Clean Break Order?
A Clean Break Order is for those who have no jointly held marital assets to divide and no children under the age of 16, but who do want the peace of mind of a legally binding Court Order that protects parties from future financial claims against each other.
The belief that Divorce itself ends all ties relating to the marriage is a very common misconception. The Divorce itself, although ending the marriage, does not end the financial ties of being married. As such, were one party to the marriage to see a significant uplift in their financial position at anytime in the future, then the other party could make a claim against that improved wealth.
A Clean Break Order protects against such claims ever arising and, if there are no assets to divide, we would highly recommend putting a Clean Break Order in place as part of your Divorce.