What is an Online Divorce? And How to Get a Divorce Online.
When you think about the process of divorce, its usual to associate high street solicitors and the courts. That’s unless you or a friend have previously used online divorce services.
Deciding to divorce from your spouse is difficult. And now that you have decided to divorce, you seem to face an endless list of questions and have decisions to make that can carry long-lasting consequences.
This is made more challenging because the emotional burden accompanies divorce that clouds our judgement. On top of this, the legal profession, that we often rely on, insist on keep the divorce process shrouded by often baffling legal jargon.
However, with the arrival of online divorce services like Easy Online Divorce, there are options available that allow couples to part amicably and affordably, leaving their post-divorce relationship and finances intact.
Before getting started, some key issues and concepts are important to understand. This article will give you the information you need to know to decide if online divorce is right for you, and what you need to do to divorce online.
What is an online divorce?
Online divorce services are for couples who are looking for an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce means that both individuals agree on the decision to end the marriage and the reasons why they want to end the marriage.
Couples who cannot agree on these terms are not eligible to divorce online and will need to use the services of an expensive high street solicitor.
Not only is a contested divorce expensive, but it is time-consuming and emotionally harmful to couples, their children and close friends and family. It is for these reasons that Easy Online Divorce encourages couples to work with us to help them agree to an uncontested divorce.
Instead of visiting a solicitor and getting charged upwards of £180 per hour, Easy Online Divorce can get your divorce papers completed almost effortlessly within 24 hours and without you even needing to leave your home.
The problem with traditional solicitors
The traditional solicitor takes seeks a win / lose approach to divorce trying to negotiate the best deal for you, their client. The problem is that your spouse also instructs a solicitor to do the same. Two parties both seeking to win at all costs increases conflict, which increases the need for more of the solicitor’s services.
No doubt you have heard the horror stories – couples spending months and years fighting, all the while spending thousands of pounds on legal fees. At Easy Online Divorce, we believe this is madness.
We know that your hard-earned money is better in your pocket, to spend on you and your children. Our mission is to reduce the financial and emotional impact that divorce has on families, by helping couples pay less on their legal fees and reducing conflict between them.
What are the benefits of online divorce?
There are three main benefits to using an online divorce service like Easy Online Divorce.
1. Save thousands in legal fees
With an online divorce, you can save thousands of pounds in legal fees because you do not need a solicitor. The average divorce in the UK weighs in at £14,561 in legal fees and lifestyle costs. Family law solicitors cost anywhere between £175 to £400 per hour.
Easy Online Divorce offers three services ranging from £29 for a fully guided DIY solution, to £169 for us to manage the divorce process for you.
Filing for divorce online allows you and your spouse to save money for important expenses like your mortgage and your children’s education.
2. Online divorce is fast
Compared to using a traditional solicitor, online divorce is fast. We will take on the paperwork part of a divorce so that you do not have to waste time filling out the legal forms or worrying if the court will approve your documents. All you have to do is take five minutes to complete a simple questionnaire, and we will draft your forms based on your particular situation. Your completed and verified divorce papers will be ready for your signature within 24 hours.
In contrast to a high street solicitor, our sole objective is to get you divorced, quickly and painlessly as possible. We are not promoting divorce, but if it is happening, we want to make it as quick as possible for you, so that you can get on with your life. We proactively follow up with the court and deal with any queries from the judge to process your divorce as quickly as possible.
3. Online divorce is less stressful
Online divorce is less stressful. You and your spouse don’t have to face a judge or attend court, meaning that you don’t have to take time off work or organise childcare. You and your children will suffer less negative impact because there is a reduction in emotionally damaging conflict.
With Easy Online Divorce, there isn’t an easier way to get a divorce. Everything is handled for you, leaving you to carry on with your life while we deal with your divorce.
What should I consider when selecting an online divorce service?
Features like the ease of use, customer experience and support, and the price will impact your decision of selecting an online divorce service.
Easy Online Divorce guides you through the process of marriage dissolution by asking you simple questions in an easy to understand, user-friendly way. The information you provide is used to generate the divorce papers for you automatically.
How do I get a divorce online?
Getting a divorce online requires two easy steps: Finding out if you qualify, and choosing the right package for you.
Find out if you qualify to divorce online.
If you can answer yes to the following questions, you can use our fast and easy online service.
- Do you live in England or Wales?
- Have you been married for more than 12 months?
- Do you and your spouse agree to divorce?
Select the right package for you.
To find the right divorce package for you, choose from one of these three services:
At £29, our DIY Assist Service is perfect if spending the minimum amount of money is your primary concern. We will explain the divorce process in simple, straightforward terms and include step-by-step instructions on how to draft your petition, along with examples of how to complete them.
Our DIY Assist Service is for people who want to file the divorce themselves but have expert help. It is not suitable for everyone. If you’d like us to take more of the stress away, consider our Completed and Verified or Fully Managed Services.
Our Completed and Verified Service is the easiest and most straightforward way to do your divorce. For £49 it removes the stress of filling in court forms and the worry of making mistakes.
This service deals with every ground for divorce, and we can help you choose the right one to make your divorce as quick and easy as possible.
It is the perfect solution if you want to file a straightforward divorce and make sure your divorce papers are correct and error-free.
We understand that any divorce is stressful and painful, which is why we created this service. Our Fully Managed Divorce Service takes the stress out of your divorce process as we deal with everything on your behalf.
You receive all of the benefits that you would typically get from a high street solicitor without the cost.
For £169, we handle everything, including the drafting and filing of all divorce documents with the courts, and communication between the court, your spouse or any opposing solicitors. There isn’t an easier way to get a divorce. Everything is handled for you, leaving you to carry on with your life while we deal with your divorce.
Frequently Asked Questions
Easy Online Divorce is considered the UK’s premier affordable divorce solution because of our step-by-step guided process, document accuracy, proactivity on following through with the courts, and our world-class customer service.
Yes! 99% of divorce cases are uncontested in the UK.
Yes. Online divorce is a perfectly valid way to dissolve a marriage. The main difference between online divorce and traditional divorce is that the process happens virtually through electronic communication, instead of having a family law solicitor do it for you. Rather than paying solicitors to negotiate, you and your spouse do it yourselves, saving time and money.
You will save hundreds and sometimes thousands of pounds. For more details see our article on the cost of divorce here.