Divorce Day & Divorce Costs
09 January 2017
Most people look forward to the New Year and see it as time to make a fresh start with resolutions being made to start a diet, go to the gym and get a divorce?!
In the New Year, Divorce Solicitors at Co-op Legal Services around the country see a surge of new divorce cases. That is why the first Monday back at work after the festive period has become commonly known as Divorce Day.
Reasons for Increase in Divorce
There will be lots of reasons why there is an increase in new divorce cases in January. In some cases, the couple may know towards the end of the year that the marriage has broken down and a divorce is inevitable, but want to put it off to have one last Christmas together with the children in the family home.
It may also be because of financial reasons, with people not having any money spare to start the divorce proceedings so close to Christmas, which is already an expensive time of the year for most.
Christmas can be a stressful time for some and it usually means spending more time together than usual as a couple. If there are already problems in the marriage, arguments over Christmas could be the final straw and the realisation that the marriage is just not working.
Whatever the reason, choosing to get a divorce is often a difficult and emotional decision and so it’s best to get expert legal advice from a Divorce Solicitor about what you need to do.
Getting a Divorce, What to Do First?
If you are thinking about getting divorced, the first thing you should do is contact a Divorce Solicitor to discuss your options. There is only one ground for a divorce in England and Wales, and that is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. However there can be different reasons relied upon for why this has happened.
As well as specialist legal advice about the divorce proceedings, we can discuss other issues which may need to be resolved following the breakdown of your marriage, such as Divorce Financial Orders and child arrangements.
When you instruct one of our Divorce Solicitors to handle the divorce for you, we can help make the divorce process as quick and stress free as possible.
How Much Does Divorce Cost If Both Parties Agree?
Fixed Fee Divorce costs £450 including VAT for Uncontested Divorce cases with Co-op Legal Services.
Our Fixed Fee Divorce service provides you with a Divorce Solicitor to take you through the usual steps to end your marriage. All you need to do is provide some information to enable us to fill in the divorce papers and then your Divorce Solicitor can do the rest for you.
Please note in addition to our fixed fee a Court fee of £550 is payable to the Court when you start divorce proceedings.