Are Thoughts about Getting a Divorce Keeping You Up at Night?
20 February 2018
In today’s world, there can be any number of worries keeping people awake at night. New figures suggest that one topic praying on many people’s minds late into the night could be divorce.
Online enquiries made to Co-op’s Divorce Solicitors between the hours of 10pm and 6am during January 2018 more than doubled compared with January 2017. Almost half of these enquiries were made between 10pm and midnight, with a further quarter being made between 3am and 6am.
Co-op’s Head of Family Law and Divorce, Tracey Maloney, suggests that this increase could be due to people wanting to make enquiries without their spouse knowing. Tracey knows from experience that many people feel anxious about their situation, and that couples often have crisis talks late into the night, ending in a decision to get divorced.
The convenience that comes with starting divorce proceedings online can make the divorce process less stressful. With Co-op Legal Services’ online divorce service, you can start divorce proceedings from home, at work or almost anywhere you have internet access. So if you are ready to take that first step, but it’s the early hours of the morning, there’s no need to wait until 9am, you can start to get a divorce online right now.
How Does Co-op’s Online Divorce Service Work?
You’ll be guided through a few questions where you enter details needed for your divorce petition. If there’s anything that you’re not sure of then simply leave that section blank for now; as we will help you with this later.
You book a telephone appointment with a Divorce Solicitor to call you between 9am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday. The Divorce Solicitor will talk through the information that you’ve provided online, answer your questions and help you to provide any missing information.
The Divorce Solicitor will then review all of the information, ensure that everything is in order and confirm that you’re happy with the information that will be provided to the Court.
Once all of the paperwork has been completed, the divorce papers will be sent to you to sign, before being sent on to the Court. The Divorce Solicitor will then take care of the rest, liaising with the Court and finalising the divorce process on your behalf.
We know that it can take a lot of sleepless nights to reach the point where you are ready to take the first step in getting divorced. Once you have made this decision, and you have completed the above requirements, your Co-op Divorce Solicitor will support and guide you through the complete divorce process; and you won’t have to go to a Solicitors office or go to Court*.
How Much Does it Cost to Get a Divorce Online?
We offer a fixed fee service for uncontested divorce (where both spouses agree to get divorced).
In addition to our fixed fee divorce cost a Court fee of £550 is payable directly to the Court where you petition for divorce.