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Information on Coronavirus & Divorce in The UK. 

We are sure that you have many questions to ask us about COVID-19 and your divorce.

Please use this information page and advice to understand what COVID-19 will mean for your divorce proceedings if you are filing considering filing for divorce in England, Wales or Scotland.

This pandemic has of course caused an enormous shock to the UK  with lockdown, followed by social distancing measures . We wanted to answer some of the most common questions we are receiving.

Divorce & COVID-19 FAQs, Answered.

Are you working normally at Divorce-Online?

Yes, we have continued to work as normal since March 2020. As a primarily online business, the majority of our support teams are mostly working from home in a safe and secure way, with key workers remaining in the office. We have secure cloud based IT and telephony systems, so our transition was fairly painless.

Are the divorce courts working normally?

Yes they are. “Access to justice” which includes family law procedures has been deemed as an essential service and all applications are being dealt with as normal now after delays between March and August and will continue to do so through any further lockdowns or restrictions.

Will there be delays to my case?

Naturally, there will be delays within the Court Service. However, we have seen massive improvements every week as they catch up with the backlog built up in the Spring. Service is returning to normal as of November 2020.

Should I file for divorce now or wait until this is over?

This is a matter for you, however once the lockdowns and ongoing restrictive measures have passed, there is likely to be increased demand on the court system. We feel from experience that it is better to be in the system moving along, albeit slower than having to compete with everyone else later.

Why is Divorce-Online your best option?

When signing up for our Managed Divorce Services, your case manager will be in contact with the Court staff asking them for updates on your case from start-to-finish.

When dealing with your own divorce, you will be waiting much longer to hear back from the Court on your case and will only bring more stress at an already difficult time.

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Getting an online divorce can help you obtain a straightforward divorce that will save you thousands in legal-fees.

Click ‘Get Started’ and answer 4 simple questions to find out if an online divorce is suitable for you circumstances.

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Are both parties in agreement to the divorce?
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Additional Information

An online divorce is suitable for couples that are in agreement. The Courts will need to send paperwork to your spouse for them to sign and return, which means that to answer Yes above, you will need to know where your ex-parter lives.

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Speak to our family law solicitors to receive professional legal advice to understand your legal position and where you stand in relation to a financial split.

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Have you been married for at least 12 months?
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Additional Information

Your marriage must have lasted at least 12 months before being able to file for divorce in England and Wales. Speak to our friendly advisers for free advice on your options if you haven’t been married for a year yet.

Legal Advice Service - £99

Speak to our family law solicitors to receive professional legal advice to understand your legal position and where you stand in relation to a financial split.

  • Legal advice is given on your legal position
  • 1-hour telephone call with your solicitor
  • Instantly schedule a call in with your solicitor
  • One low-cost fixed-fee payment of £99
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Does either party consider England or Wales to be their permanent home?
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No

Additional Information

If you live abroad but still see England or Wales as your permanent home then you can still apply for a divorce online. To see England or Wales as your permanent home you’ll need to have business assets, property etc here.

Scottish Divorce Services

To get a divorce in England or Wales, one party to the divorce must see England or Wales as their permanent home.

The only other services we provide is for Scottish residents.

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Do you have any of the following grounds for divorce? Select the most applicable option.
2 Years Separation - With Agreement
Unreasonable Behaviour
5 Years Separation - No Consent Required
Adultery
Desertion (Rarely Used)
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What are grounds for divorce?

As part of each of our services, we’ll advise you on the best grounds for divorce and draft the divorce papers for you based on the ground that will obtain your decree absolute the quickest and with the least amount of stress and acrimony.

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Our team of friendly and experienced divorce experts are on-hand to help answer any questions you have about divorce, finances, children, grounds and/or our services for example.

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Do you have an address for your ex-partner?
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Additional Information

If you know where your ex-partner lives then the divorce procedure is a lot more straightforward and cheaper. If you have lost touch and don't have an address for your spouse where paperwork can be sent to, then the process is more long-winded and requires more work. However, this can still be dealt with using an online divorce service.

Your Situation Is Suitable For a Divorce Online ✅

We Have a Range of Services Suitable For You

Now you know that your situation is suitable to get an online divorce, you need to find the ideal service for your circumstances and budget.

Answer a few questions about your situation to be matched with the service you need.

  • You'll save over £1,000 with each service.
  • We advise you on the grounds for divorce.
  • It takes under 2 minutes to find a service.
Which Divorce Service Do I Need

Divorce Online Without an Address for £349

Due to the nature of your circumstances, you require a specific service. This service will help you obtain a divorce when you don't have an address for your ex-parter without needing to instruct solicitors and spend over £2,000 on your divorce.

As part of this service, we will manage your application through the courts and ensure that you obtain a decree absolute with the least amount of stress possible.

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Why now might be the best time to file for divorce!

The divorce courts in England and Wales are operating as normal as possible as they are deemed as an ‘essential service’.

Yes, they have staff working from home, just as we do, but this does not mean that the court system has stopped for divorce proceedings.

If you are able to file for divorce whilst this pandemic is happening, you may find that your case won’t be affected as much as it will be once it is over.

How is this the case?

According to the media, there is set to be a divorce filing boom once Coronavirus has eased and the country is back to some kind of normal due to pent up demand. This has already happened in China and the US and we are seeing some evidence of it now.

When this spike happens, the Court Service will probably be overwhelmed with the sudden demand, and therefore a big back-log of work will be the obvious result.

As of November 2020, the courts are receiving  less divorce applications than they were before the COVID-19 emergency.

Compare Our Service vs High-Street Solicitors

If you are new to online divorce solicitors and how they are different to the traditional high-street solicitors, the below should help show you the main differences.

High-Street Solicitors

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Few people enjoy going into expensive high-street premises anymore.

The number of people doing their divorce online increases each year.

People dislike the inconvenience of visiting physical offices for meetings

No need to visit our offices or take time off work at any time.

Excessive hourly fees provide no guarantee on the cost of your divorce

Our fixed fees provide you with clarity from the start.

Speaking to your solicitor via a receptionist can be frustrating and costly

Speak to your personal case manager directly at any time throughout your case.

Staying updated on your case requires you to chase for updates

Track your entire divorce procedure online, 24/7 from beginning-to-end.

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