How to divorce online quickly

Getting a divorce doesn’t need to be a long drawn out process. You can save bot a lot of time and money by doing it online.

Some couples find that by doing it themselves means that they are keeping control of getting a divorce. You can arrange for the divorce papers yourself when filing for a divorce online and you can also find divorce advice online too.

Check to see if you can get a quick divorce

Firstly you need to be eligible to seek a divorce.

When you are thinking of getting a divorce you must therefore meet the following requirements before filing for one:

  • You must have been married for at least a year
  • Your relationship must have permanently broken down

Getting a quick divorce

When you decide on getting a divorce online you should first sit down together and decide on what steps you need to take.

When children are involved then you may want to look into child arrangements and also the division of your property and any assets that you have.

You will also need to decide on the division of assets, property and finances after divorce. When you have everything discussed and agreed upon these arrangements it will help with your quickie divorce. If there are not assets, property or finances you may still want to consider a clean break order. If you are unsure on things to consider in a financial agreement then you may want to obtain legal advice.

You will usually avoid attending court if you agree on these arrangements and also agree for the reasons for ending your marriage.

Getting help with a quickie divorce

Before you go ahead and file for divorce you may wish to seek the help of a mediator. They can offer impartial advice and assist you both to come to agreements before starting your quickie divorce.

Mediation can help to go over the finer details surrounding your divorce as they would have a lot of experience of dealing with divorcing couples.

Although the advice that the mediators are offering is not legally binding, they can still offer information regarding the law and your options.

Once an agreement has been reached the mediator will draw up a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’.  This sets out their proposals during your mediation sessions.

Grounds for your quick divorce

You must have grounds for divorce and these must be proved in order for your divorce to be processed.

There are 5 grounds for divorce which are:

  1. Adultery: If one spouse has had sexual intercourse with someone of the opposite sex. This can’t be used though if you have lived as a couple for 6 months after finding out about this.
  2. Unreasonable behaviour: When the actions of a spouse means that it is unreasonable to be expected to live with them; for instance:
  • Domestic physical violence
  • Psychological abuse and or threats
  • Drug and or alcohol abuse
  • Refusal to pay towards household costs
  1. Desertion: If your spouse leaves you without your agreement, does not have a good reason, to end the relationship or has left you for more than 2 years during the last 2.5 years.
  2. Lived apart for more than 2 years: If you both agree to the divorce and have lived apart for more than 2 years. This agreement must be in writing.
  3. Lived apart for at least 5 years: You can file for a divorce if you have lived apart for at lease 5 years even if your spouse does not agree to a divorce.

Filing for a divorce online

You must first fill out a divorce petition form when you want to file for a divorce.

If the divorce is uncontested then it makes getting a divorce a lot quicker process.

Decree nisi

When you have filed for divorce and your spouse has not contested it then you can apply for a decree nisi.

If your spouse contests your divorce then you can still go ahead and apply for a decree nisi but it may be subject to attending court.

When you apply for a decree nisi you must fill out an ‘application for a decree nisi’ ensuring the correct application is made according to the reason you are pursuing a divorce.

Decree absolute

You can then apply for your decree absolute 6 weeks after you have been granted your decree nisi. It is strongly advisable to obtain legal advice before applying for your decree absolute on the basis of this affecting a financial settlement.

Legal advice

Whether you are going to attend court or not it is always a good idea to seek legal advice before proceeding with getting a divorce

A divorce lawyer can offer help and assistance regarding all aspects of divorce online. We have divorce lawyers who will be able to assist and offer divorce advice during your quick divorce.

To speak to a member of our family team you can call us on 0330 053 7117 for initial legal advice

With family lawyers in York, Oldham, Manchester, London and Harrogate we can never be too far to provide a local touch of legal advice.

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