A question often asked by potential clients is what is the difference between the free divorce forms provided by the court service and the divorce forms supplied by Divorce-Online.
People also ask us why they cost ¬£550?
The simple is answer is, they don’t. The fee of ¬£550 on the government website is the court filing fee, which has nothing to do with the forms.
They do not offer a service, they simply provide the ability to download the government divorce papers for free.
The divorce forms supplied by the court service are blank, they are not completed and you have to complete them yourself.
Everyone has to use these forms, whether you do it yourself, hire a solicitor or use a firm like Divorce-Online to deal with your divorce.
The biggest mistake is to file incorrect documents with the court as they have recently introduced increased fees for filing amended documents (¬£120) , which can make the process expensive.
The court will stop at the first mistake and charge you. If you have made other mistakes they will not highlight them but will continue to charge for ruther submissions.
With a form completion service we check and double check that your divorce documents are correct before you file them.
So before you download free divorce forms from the court think about the cost you may incur if you make a mistake.
If we make a mistake, it is us that will pay the amendment fees and not you.
We are often recommended by individual courts as they prefer that clients use our service than try and go it alone. It makes their lives easier and of course will make it easier for you.
You can find out more about our divorce form completion service by either visiting the website or calling¬ 01793 384 029