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UK divorce online advice

heisasadcliche posted 11/30/2019 09:13 AM

Has anyone any experience of applying for a divorce due to uncontested adultery via the UK Govt website?
I know £550 court fees apply but how onerous and difficult was it please? It will save me £800 plus VAT in solicitors fees if I do this...and I can claim the costs back from him too. Thanks in advance for any input on this.

lieshurt posted 12/4/2019 15:43 PM

bumping for replies

Nowandthen posted 12/4/2019 17:59 PM

Mine was an uncontested divorce too (he admitted adultery). We didnít use solicitors for the actual divorce process, which made it far more amicable I think. I didnít use the online route, but downloaded and filled in the forms by hand. It was very easy to do, and I imagine even easier online.

But, for your financial separation to be Ďfinalí in the UK you also need something called a consent order. This has to be drawn up by a solicitor, and for this we used an online firm as it was much, much cheaper.

Of course, if youíre going down the no-solicitor route, you must be sure you can divide your assets fairly and honestly. And thatís a big assumption, considering the deception and betrayal involved in adultery. You need to be sure you can trust him.

hansvoleman posted 12/5/2019 10:26 AM

Did a DIY divorce twice, 1993 and 200 so pre-online forms. The first one was on the grounds of adultery. I don't think the process or questions have changed though. I found it straightforward and quick. The Court Service notes which accompany the forms were/are pretty clear. When you select adultery as the grounds for seeking the divorce, there was just a checkbox to indicate it was uncontested.

We didn't have children together and the AP's family persuaded her to give up any claim on the house. It took 14 weeks from submitting the forms. I got a solicitor to draw up separately the agreement whereby she gave her claim on anything of mine.

heisasadcliche posted 12/5/2019 17:04 PM

Thanks. Doing online for D, then solicitor for financial as it makes it watertight. Appreciate the bump and the responses. X

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