If you want the peace of mind of having your entire divorce and financial order process managed from start to finish by divorce experts and save thousands of pounds in legal fees in the process, then the Managed Divorce Service is for you.
You can use the Managed Divorce & Consent Order Service if you want to obtain a divorce where both you and your (soon to be) ex have agreed on financial matters. As you’re both in agreement, you can make a Consent Order (clean break) to ensure that neither of you can make financial claims against the other in the future.
For the fixed price of just £299, a team of legal executives at Divorce Online – the largest single divorce service in Europe – manages the divorce process for you and provides a solicitor-drafted consent order, so you can smoothly arrange your divorce and confirm your financial arrangements.
Managed Divorce Service is Divorce Online’s low cost option for a complete managed divorce service. It’s perfect for you if you are getting divorced and are on a tight budget, but like to rely on your divorce being in the safe hands of legal experts.
Divorce Online will manage your divorce and will provide you with the following divorce advice and financial assistance:
Plus the Managed Divorce & Consent Order Service can deal with:
The Managed Divorce & Consent Order 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.
The price of the Managed Divorce & Consent Order Service doesn’t include the court fees payable – a standard charge (whichever divorce service you choose) of:
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 from court fees because you’re on a low income.
The total cost will therefore be £729 – a saving, compared to typical solicitor's fees, of £1,500.
With the Managed Divorce & Consent Order Service, your case is managed by Divorce Online's team of in-house legal executives, although your Clean Break Order is drafted by qualified solicitors.
With the Solicitor Managed Divorce Service, all of your case is managed by qualified solicitors.
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.
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 stressful. Smoothly arrange your divorce and financial arrangements with the Managed Divorce & Consent Order Service and save £££s in legal fees.
How does the Managed Divorce & Consent Order Service work?
It’s so easy to get the ball rolling and to start getting divorced:
To start the divorce process, you will need to provide your marriage certificate (or Divorce Online can get you a copy, for just £15).
Call 01793 211 211 if you want to chat to Divorce Online's experts on how to get started.
The divorce court can make the following financial orders:
These order that one spouse should make maintenance, or periodical payments (usually from the husband to the wife). Payments are normally ordered on a weekly or monthly basis. They can be limited to a set period.
Lump sum orders
These order one spouse to make a payment of a lump sum of money to the other. This sum can be of any amount, depending upon the assets of the parties in any particular case. A lump sum can be ordered in addition to maintenance payments, or it can be in final settlement of the financial obligations of the payer.
Transfers of property
The divorce court can order a husband or wife to transfer any property which belongs to that person to the other spouse. This order is often made when the property to be transferred is the spouse's interest in the former matrimonial home. These orders can be made in relation to all forms of property, including tenancies and company shares, for example.
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.
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 (www.gro.gov.uk) 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 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.
Further information can be found in our article 'What are the grounds for divorce?'.
By getting a ‘Clean Break’ Consent Order in writing, you and your ex-spouse can agree on your financial arrangements and make it legally binding so that neither party can go back to court to ask for more money or assets after you’ve got divorced.
There is always a risk that either you or your spouse can make further claims after the divorce if the court doesn’t make a financial order. So even if you have already divided your assets or have very little assets, it makes sense to make sure that no further claims can be made in the future.
Clean breaks can be used where one spouse is happy to accept a lump-sum payment, instead of extended maintenance payments. This lump sum will be enough to produce the appropriate level of income for either the rest of the receiving party’s expected lifespan or a fixed term of years, depending on the circumstances.
A clean break arrangement is most appropriate for young couples with no dependent children after a relatively short marriage. It’s sometimes less appropriate where there are young children.
Note that Clean Break Consent Orders are not valid in Scotland.
Every divorce case is different, so this will depend on the circumstances of your case. It’s always necessary to get expert legal advice regarding your financial issues when getting divorced.
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.
No. All Divorce Online’s fees are fixed. However, court fees are excluded in the fixed price and range from £340-380.
All Divorce Online’s Managed Divorce Services will provide you with an expert Case Manager who is there to help you achieve a speedy, efficient divorce for a fraction of the price of a traditional solicitor. All Divorce Online’s services are supervised by their in-house lawyer.
You can contact them seven days a week between 9am and 9pm Monday to Thursday; 9am to 5pm on Fridays; and 10am to 2pm Saturday and Sunday.
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 main difference is efficiency and speed. Most high-street solicitors only deal with a few divorces each month and don’t have dedicated systems in place, whereas Divorce Online has developed systems and processes to ensure that each divorce goes through as quickly and smoothly as possible.