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How to apply for divorce digitally

by on February 28, 2020 in Latest News, Lead Article, News you can use, Nuggets

How to apply for divorce digitally

You are not happy with your spouse and you want to end your marriage. For this, the quickest and cheapest way is filing a divorce online.

The first step is to find a service that is best for your situation. The next step is to see whether you qualify for a divorce or not.

A person can get an online divorce in Wales and England if:

  • You agree with your spouse and have valid grounds for divorce.

  • Your marriage should have lasted at least 12 months.

  • You must have a valid domicile or have a permanent home in Wales or England.

If there is an agreement between you and your spouse, then you may not need the instructions of a solicitor. You can do it online without any help.

To end your marriage, there are 5 stages of getting a divorce online.

1.     Valid Grounds for Divorce

To file divorce online, you should have valid grounds.

2.     Service Fee

After that, you need to pay the service fee which is around £59 and you need to pay it at the start. The divorce papers will be filled in the next steps.

3.     Apply for Divorce

There are lots of services that you can use to file your divorce. Choose one that is suitable for your situation and pay the fee. After paying the fee, you need to complete a questionnaire and sign the papers.

4.     Apply for a Decree NISI

The decree nisi confirms that there is no good reason that you cannot divorce. If the partner is ready then the online service will apply to the court for decree nisi. The judge will set a nisi pronouncement date, and you are ready to move to the final step.

5.     Decree Absolute

After 6 weeks, the service provider will apply for decree absolute. It will take around 2 – 3 weeks to grant the absolute. After that, your marriage will end.

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Is Filling Divorce Online is Legal and Safe in the UK?

It is the most common question asked by people. The answer is of course, yes. It is the best alternative way to get a divorce quickly and cheaply as compared to high-street attorneys.

In most cases, there is an agreement between both parties, so it is possible to get a divorce without the help of a solicitor. So, there is no doubt that it is safe and legal in the UK. Divorce online is the effacement and low-cost way.

Is the Process Different?

The process of filing a divorce using a solicitor or online does not change. You need to follow the same procedure whether you get help from a lawyer or do it yourself. Both of them follow the same procedure for filling a divorce in England and Wales.

The main difference is that the online process simplifies things by removing the need to visit the office to complete the paperwork. You can do the paperwork on Phone, Skype, WhatsApp, email, and Live Chat.

Steps to Follow

You need to follow these steps to end your marriage:

Pay Service Fee

First, you need to pay the service fee choosing your desired payment method.


You will be provided with login details of the online divorce system. It will allow you to complete the paperwork and track it.


You need to answer a few questions that will help the service provider to draft the divorce papers.

Checks and Edits

The manager will check the petition to ensure there are no mistakes.

Sign the Papers

The papers will be sent to you for signature.

To the Court

After that, the papers will be sent to the court to initiate the proceedings.

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