Divorce rates in UK increase by 34%
Divorce-Online, a national provider of online divorce services, reports that in 2010, increasing numbers of UK citizens turned to the web to file a divorce. This may be good news for the economy. According to economic experts, during times of acute economic distress, many people are deterred by financial insecurity from filing for divorce, which they delay until they feel more confident. Accordingly, the increase in the number of online divorces may actually be good news.
According to data compiled by leading online divorce forms website Divorce-Online, even though 2010 is not yet over, statistics already show that more UK citizens are filing for divorce online in 2010 than in 2009, up by 34%.
According to Divorce-Online MD Mark Keenan “During 2010, there has been a 34% increase in online divorce service orders compared to 2009.
It appears that as people feel more financially secure, they are ready to move on with their lives after failed relationships. We have experienced a substantial increase in the number of orders our Divorce-Online service and for financial consent orders which regulate a couples finances after the divorce.
Keenan notes that the increase in online divorce form orders was attributable to non-economic factors, including the widespread acceptance of online divorce services in uncontested divorce matters. According to Keenan, “many people now realize that it is simply absurd to pay thousands of pounds in legal fees to lawyers to complete basic divorce documents. An online divorce saves both time and money.” Keenan provides a unique perspective regarding the growth of online divorce because in addition to his Divorce-Online service, Keenan has started to provide divorce document services in the United States. Keenan says that “for individuals with disputed divorce cases, divorce lawyers are essential, but for someone seeking a fast, uncontested or no fault divorce, the Divorce-Online service is ideal.”
Keenan observes that when he began Divorce-Online ten years ago, the idea of obtaining legal information, forms and assistance via the Internet was a new concept. Over the past decade, the concept of getting a divorce by downloading an online divorce kit, which Divorce-Online pioneered, has become mainstream. Online divorce services are more convenient, economical and easier for many people than hiring a full service matrimonial law firm.