How to Get a Quick Divorce Online From £199
Many couples seek a quick and simple divorce each year, but is it even possible and what is considered a quick divorce with Covid-19 backlogs and no-fault divorce?
If there is an agreement to divorce from both parties and your relationship with your spouse remains amicable then it is absolutely possible to obtain a quick and simple divorce.
On this page, we will show you the steps you need to take to achieve a quick divorce and how our solution compares to the national average.
What You Need To Know Before Getting a Divorce
You can obtain a quick divorce in England and Wales in less time than the national average of 42 weeks, but only if your circumstances allow for it.
The divorce process is largely an administrative process that is completed by the family court’s staff.
Fortunately, there are many things you can do to help speed up the process, one of which is the way they receive your paperwork.
Here’s how to get an uncontested, quick divorce;
- Submit a divorce application (either by yourself or make a joint application)
- The court will send your spouse a copy of the divorce petition and the acknowledgment of service
- 20-week reflection period to discuss your marriage and/or financial/children matters
- Apply to the court to make a conditional order
- Once the court has granted you the conditional order, you must then apply for the final order
- After 6-weeks and 1 day after the conditional order is granted, you apply for the final order to end your marriage
How you file for divorce is likely to be the biggest contributing factor as to how long your divorce will take.
The traditional method of paper filing is much slower than applying for a divorce online through a digital platform.
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Where you live will also affect how quickly you can obtain a divorce.
If you live in London, it’s even more important that you seek an alternative to a high street solicitor for managing your divorce as timescales are even longer than the national average.
Myths About Getting a Quick or Quickie Divorce
It’s been known for other online divorce providers to advertise divorce services that finalise in less than 12 weeks.
This is very misleading and only causes disappointment.
The government introduced a mandatory reflection period of 20 weeks between the Application and the Conditional Order to give couples more time to reconnect and/or discuss financial or children’s matters.
This change was made under the no fault divorce law, which was introduced on 6 April 2022.
There is also an obligatory ‘cooling off period’ of 6 weeks between the Conditional Order and the Final Order being granted to dissolve your marriage.
This 6 week period is where amicable couples can present their financial agreement to the court via a financial consent order to give the Judge time to make an order.
Furthermore, there are many things that need to happen before you can even get to the cooling-off stage, and 6 weeks is simply not enough time for that to happen.
Divorce, therefore, is a fairly slow process.
According to the latest Government figures on divorce timescales, it takes an average of 31 weeks just to reach the Conditional Order stage of divorce proceedings.
Prefer a Quicker and Simpler Divorce?
Figures from the Government show that so far in 2023, the average divorce is taking 42 weeks to complete from Application to Final Order. That’s 9 1/2 months!
Clients using our Managed Divorce Service are finalising within 32 weeks in most cases.
Why wait 9 1/2 months when we can help you finalise it within 8 months?
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A divorce without hassle or high legal fees is possible and for £199 we’ll ensure you achieve a swift resolution to your divorce.
Here’s what’s included…
- Fixed fee of £199 with no hidden costs added
- All aspects of your divorce are handled for you
- No spending hours on hold getting updates from the court
- You’ll receive regular updates to your account
- Track your divorce from a phone or laptop
- We chase the court for updates for you
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does an average divorce take?
A typical divorce should take between 7 to 8 months depending on a range of factors, most notably, where you live and how you choose to file for divorce, e.g. via postage or online.
What is classed as a quick divorce in 2023?
Courts are just about catching up with the backlog caused by COVID. Before the new divorce law was introduced, a quick divorce was considered to be between 4-5 months in England and Wales when filing for divorce online.
Under the new no-fault divorce system, the fastest time you can expect a divorce application to be completed is 7 months and a few days (providing all mandatory steps are taken promptly).
Has no-fault divorce affected timescales?
Many couples believe that the introduction of no-fault divorce is going to mean that a divorce can be instant.
This however is simply not the case. The government has introduced a 20-week reflection period plus a 6-week cooling-off period into the divorce procedure, which means even the simplest of cases are going to take at least 7 months.
So, in actual fact, getting a divorce now is slower for most people compared with the previous timescales.
What do I need for a quick divorce?
The criteria for a quick and simple divorce usually boils down to the following things:
- You both need to be in agreement on the divorce
- You have an address for your ex-husband or wife
- You have decided if you’re filing solely or jointly
- You have no financial or children arrangements to make or you are dealing with them after the divorce
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