How to Get a Quick Divorce Online From £199
Many couples seek a quick and easy divorce each year, but is it possible and what is considered a quick divorce in the days of COVID-19 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 a simple, hassle-free and affordable solution to divorce that avoids court appearances, solicitors’ fees and unnecessary conflict.
What You Need To Know Before Getting a Divorce
It is certainly possible to obtain a divorce in England and Wales in less time than the national average of 30 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. But 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 for them 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, as paper filing is much slower than applying for divorce online.
Where you live will also affect how quickly you can obtain a decree absolute.
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.
This is due to an obligatory ‘cooling off period’ of 6 weeks between the decree nisi and the decree absolute being granted to dissolve your marriage.
Furthermore, there are many things that need to happen before you can even get to that cooling off stage, and 6 weeks is simply not enough time for that to happen.
It is also a myth to claim that one type of divorce is quicker than another. Regardless of the reason for the divorce, or the length of separation, they all go through the same court process in the date order they are received.
Divorce therefore, is a fairly slow process. According to the latest Government figures on divorce timescales it takes an average of 23 weeks just to reach the decree nisi stage of divorce proceedings.
How Divorce-Online Can Help You
Since 1999, over 150,000 couples have used our online divorce services as an alternative solution to divorce compared with hiring local solicitors.
We offer you a simple, hassle-free and affordable way to divorce that removes the stress from the divorce process. Furthermore, you can track everything online from your phone or laptop.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long does an average divorce take?
A typical divorce should take between 5-6 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 2022?
Courts are just about catching up with the backlog caused by COVID-19. 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.
Living in no-fault divorce times, the fastest time you can expect a divorce application to be completed in is 6-months.
Has No Fault Divorce affected divorce timescales?
Many couples believe that the introduction of no-fault divorce is going to mean that a divorce can be instant.
This, however, is not the case. The government has introduced a 20-week reflection period into the divorce procedure, which means even the simplest of cases are going to take at least 6 months.
So, in actual fact, getting a divorce is likely to get slower for most people compared with the timescales right now.
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 agreed on the grounds for divorce
- You have agreed on who is to be the petitioner and respondent
- You have no financial or children arrangements to make or you are dealing with them after the divorce
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