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  • All divorce forms completed and filed at court for you by legal executives
  • Children’s arrangements cared for
  • Free phone expert support, 7 days a week
  • Fixed price of just £189
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  • All documents prepared and filed by qualified solicitors
  • Clean break order included
  • All calls and letters included
  • Any amendments included
  • Fixed price of just £399
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DIY Divorce

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  • All divorce forms completed for you, ready for you to file at court
  • No court hearings required
  • Free phone expert support, 7 days a week
  • Fixed price of just £69

Valid in England, Wales
Price: £69.00
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If you want to do your own DIY divorce and want to save hundreds of pounds in legal fees, but need peace of mind of having expert advice and support to help you through your DIY divorce, then the DIY Divorce Service is for you.

For the fixed price of just £69, Divorce Online – the largest single divorce service in Europe – provides the instructions and completed divorce forms you need plus free expert divorce advice and support by telephone and email, so professional divorce advice is only a phone call away.

DIY Divorce Service is Divorce Online’s cheapest option for a complete divorce service. It’s perfect for you if you are getting divorced and are on a tight budget, but need expert guidance on the divorce process.

What is included in the DIY Divorce Service?

Divorce Online will help and guide you through getting divorced. The DIY Divorce Service will provide you with the following divorce advice and guidance:

  • All your divorce forms completed for you and reviewed by qualified divorce experts
  • Same day service. All divorce forms delivered the same day (before 5pm)
  • An easy-to-follow Divorce Guide provided to guide you through the divorce process
  • Free expert divorce advice and support, 7 days a week, by telephone and email
  • Fast divorce service: you will be divorced in just 12-16 weeks
  • No need for either you or your ex to attend any divorce court
  • Free financial advice from a specialist divorce IFA
  • Over £1 million of professional indemnity insurance cover included for your protection
  • DIY Divorce Service can be used by ex-pats and foreign residents who hold a UK passport
  • Save £650 on high-street solicitor fees

The DIY Divorce Service can be completed by email and telephone, and no face-to-face appointments are necessary.

Unlike divorce lawyers, Divorce Online doesn’t charge you by the minute to help you with your divorce and as they provide a fixed price service, it’s in their interests to ensure that your divorce goes quickly and smoothly.

What is not included in the DIY Divorce Service?

The DIY Divorce Service provides all the expert divorce guidance you need to complete your DIY divorce.

But to keep the Divorce Service at such a low price there are some simple tasks you will need to do yourself to get divorced:

  • Once Divorce Online has sent the completed divorce forms to you, you will have to post the divorce forms to the divorce court.
  • To start the divorce process, you will need to provide your marriage certificate (or Divorce Online can get you a copy, for just £15).
  • You will need to complete the Statement of Arrangements for Children and send this divorce form to the divorce court along with the divorce forms. Instructions are provided as part of the DIY Divorce Service.

The DIY Divorce Service does not include:

  • Any divorce advice or work relating to the disputes, negotiations or court proceedings regarding child residency/child contact or regarding finances during divorce (assets and maintenance).
  • Any representation on your behalf at the divorce court, nor will Divorce Online’s advisers place themselves on the divorce court record.
  • The court fee payable – a standard charge (whichever divorce service you choose) of £340 to lodge the divorce petition and £45 to obtain the final decree absolute certificate (these court fees are per case not per person). You will need to pay the court fee directly to the divorce court, unless you qualify for an exemption of court fees because you’re on a low income.

The total cost of your divorce will therefore be £454 compared to typical solicitor's fees of £1,100. A saving of £646.

Who are Divorce Online?

Founded in 1999, Divorce Online manages 1 in 4 of all divorce petitions filed in England and Wales without a solicitor and 1 in 8 of all divorce petitions filed in England and Wales.

Divorce Online is a corporate member of the Institute of Paralegals and is bound by the Institute's code of conduct, constitution and by-laws.

All of Divorce Online’s senior staff or contractors are solicitors, legal executives or certified paralegals and have all been trained in divorce and family law procedures to a high standard.

All of Divorce Online’s staff and contractors are subject to continuous ongoing legal training and are required to undertake at least 12 hours of training with recognised training providers each year.

Need further advice?

If you want to speak to one of Divorce Online's experts to find out if their services suit your needs, call 01793 211 211 today.

Divorce doesn’t have to be expensive and lengthy. Use the DIY Divorce Service today and you can save £££s in legal fees and get divorced FAST.

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How does the DIY Divorce Service work?

It’s so easy to get the ball rolling and to start getting divorced:

  1. Press the “Start Now” button above and then complete the order form and log in details.

  2. Make a payment via HSBC Secure ePayments

  3. You will receive an email from Divorce Online with a link which will ask you to activate your account. Click this link to activate your account

  4. Log in to your Case Manager, which is an online visual representation of your case and takes you through the standard steps in your case as it proceeds.

  5. Complete Divorce Online’s online questionnaire.

  6. You will receive your completed divorce forms.

Call 01793 211 211 if you want to chat to Divorce Online's experts on how to get started.

  1. A DIY divorce will save legal fees. These can be considerable. A simple uncontested divorce can cost £1,000 or more and legal fees can become unaffordable in complex cases. Solicitors can charge as much as £150 to £300 an hour for their time, so fees can quickly escalate.
  2. A DIY divorce is usually less adversarial. If you and your spouse are already able to communicate constructively, then introducing solicitors may make that communication more difficult.
  3. Your DIY divorce case may move faster without a solicitor. Your solicitor may be too busy with other cases, causing you needless delays.

If this sounds like what you are looking for then you are right for a DIY Divorce.

If your divorce is straightforward, uncontested (i.e. your spouse is not defending your divorce petition) and you and your spouse are not disputing financial matters or having problems on agreeing on child contact, then you don’t require a solicitor and can do your own DIY divorce.

In England & Wales you must be married for at least a year before you can start a divorce petition. In Scotland you or your spouse must have resided in Scotland for the year preceding the divorce, or consider Scotland your principal place of residence.

No, you would need your spouse’s consent. But if you reside in Scotland, you can divorce automatically as no consent is needed.

Yes, you can still get divorced in England and Wales or Scotland, providing that your spouse is habitually resident in either jurisdiction. The rules of jurisdiction for divorce can be complicated, but you can call Divorce Online and they’ll be happy to advise.

If your spouse doesn’t return the Acknowledgement of Service to the divorce court, you must ask the Court Bailiff to serve your spouse personally with the divorce papers. You need to ask the court for form D89. A fee of £30 is payable to make this application. Alternatively, you can instruct a Process Server. 

If you need help serving a divorce petition on your spouse, you can call Divorce Online and they’ll be happy to assist.

You will need a replacement certified copy of your marriage certificate. Divorce Online can obtain one for you for the one-off fee of £15 or you can obtain a certified copy from the Certificate Services Section of the General Registers Office ( in England & Wales or the General Register Office in Edinburgh, if you’re divorcing in Scotland.

Yes, you can still get divorced here providing that you are habitually resident and have been living here for at least one year.

The rules of jurisdiction for divorce can be complicated, but you can call Divorce Online and they’ll be happy to advise.

You don’t need to, but it’s advisable to do so. If you ignore the financial issues and later remarry, you may lose the right to have the matrimonial financial affairs reviewed by the court. It’s wise to get an agreement on finances and, if appropriate, obtain a 'clean break' Consent Order (not valid in Scotland).

If you have agreed on a financial settlement and want to get it in writing, Divorce Online’s DIY Consent Order Service and Managed Consent Order Service can help.

If you and your spouse can’t agree on the division of assets, then mediation may help.

There is only one basic ground for divorce: the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. But you need to prove irretrievable breakdown by basing your divorce petition on one of the following five causes.

  1. Adultery
  2. Unreasonable behaviour
  3. Desertion (this ground cannot be used in Scotland)
  4. Two-year separation in England and Wales or one-year in Scotland, when the other party consents to a divorce
  5. Five-year separation in England and Wales or two-year in Scotland, in which case no consent is needed

Further information can be found in our article 'What are the grounds for divorce?'.

In England & Wales, when the divorce petition is sent to the divorce court another divorce form - the Statement of Arrangements for the Children - must also be sent regarding the children. You should ideally agree on the Statement of Arrangements for the Children with your spouse before this divorce form is sent to the divorce court, as you must satisfy the court that the arrangements for the children are the best that can be achieved in the circumstances. If you can’t reach agreement with your spouse, you can still go ahead with the divorce proceedings, but you may have to deal with the disagreements you have regarding the children separately.

If you use Divorce Online's Services, they will advise you if this is the case.

If you’re going through an uncontested divorce, no other agencies will be involved. Divorce Online can manage your divorce and the court will process the divorce papers. If children are involved, you may need to contact the Child Support Agency to confirm that the financial responsibilities for the children are met.

No, Divorce Online completes all the necessary divorce forms online, by telephone or email for an uncontested divorce.

  • Divorce Online is the largest single divorce service in Europe.
  • Divorce Online handles 1 in 4 of all divorce petitions filed in England and Wales without a solicitor.
  • Divorce Online handles 1 in 8 of ALL divorce petitions filed in England and Wales.
  • Divorce Online has helped clients deal with more divorces than any divorce company.
  • Divorce Online is the only (non-solicitor) online divorce service to have professional indemnity insurance to protect its customers with £1 million cover.
  • Divorce Online is a corporate member of the Institute of Paralegals and is bound by the Institute's code of conduct, constitution and by-laws.

No. All Divorce Online’s fees are fixed. However, court fees are excluded in the fixed price and range from £340-380.

Once you have completed the Divorce Wizard, your petition will be generated and checked for errors by Divorce Online. It will normally be sent to you within 24 hours of them receiving the data from the wizard.

Once you have completed the order form, you must provide you personal details to Divorce Online by downloading and completing Divorce Online’s easy to use divorce wizard. Once you have submitted your details, your divorce documents will be generated, vetted by Divorce Online’s legal team and sent to you step by step.

The difference is simple. With Divorce Online's DIY Divorce Service their system creates your documents for you and provides guidance, so you can deal with all the administration yourself. With their Managed Divorce Service they also deal with the filing and administration of the case for you.

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