If your divorce is straightforward, and you both agree to divorce then Coodes quick online DIY divorce service may be the perfect solution for you.
Divorce is never painless, but our experienced divorce team can provide all the essential documentation, papers, advice and support you’ll need to obtain a divorce with the least amount of stress or expense.
Our divorce services also relate to civil partnership dissolution.
All the necessary forms to start the process are completed for you and we will guide you through the process.
- Costs just £100 + vat – no hidden extras!
- Easy to use – Designed by our experts for everyone – No complicated forms or jargon
- FREE Easy to follow Step by Step guide
- Application forms created and completed for you via email ready for you to progress divorce proceedings yourself
- Expert Support - a personal Case Manager is assigned to you
- Phone Support – Free live and immediate help and advice throughout the whole process. (Lines open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm)
- Email Support – anytime! Your Case Manager will reply by close of business next working day
- Simple dashboard so you can monitor the progress of your divorce
- Children’s Arrangements – We can help whether you have children or not
- Discounted solicitor drafted Will + FREE storage
- Option to upgrade to our Value, Managed or Tailored service
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Where you have decided your marriage or Civil Partnership has broken down and your partner co-operates with the Divorce or Disolution.
Under our On-line service we will:
- Send you a detailed questionnaire for your to compete and return
- Advise you of the information we need from you and provide a step-by-step guide to assist you in completing the questionnaire and the proceedings
- Draft the form to start the proceedings (the Petition or Application) and any supporting documents
- Provide you with all the necessary documents and letters to enable you to start proceedings and progress to obtain a final order
- Provide you with email/telephone support throughout the proceedings (see below)
Under our On-line service we will not:
- Advise you as to whether a divorce is in your best interests
- See you for face to face consultation
- Deal with the matter where either party is not UK resident
- Deal with the matter where your partner cannot be found or will not co-operate
- Deal with proceedings which become defended
- Amend the papers if the Court considers you have provided insufficient information
- Deal with issues in respect of children or finances
- Attend court (should costs be an issue)
We will confirm that your matter is suitable for our on-line service on receipt of your detailed instructions. If your matter does not fall within our on-line service e.g. if the matter is defended or complex, or additional work is required, we will still be able to undertake the work for you under our hourly rate service or if eligible another of our fixed fee services in which case the on-line service fee will be credited towards the additional costs.
We provide email and telephone support throughout the duration of your proceedings. Emails will be replied to by close of the next working day. Telephone support is available Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays) from 10.00am to 4.00pm.
- Simply complete the order form.
- Make a payment via PayPal
- Complete our easy to use divorce wizard
- Submit your details back to us
- Your divorce documents will then be generated, vetted by our legal team and sent to you via email
Do I need a solicitor to get divorced?
No, you do not need a solicitor to obtain a divorce but even in straightforward cases having the support of legal advice will assist you in completing the process as quickly and painlessly as possible and will ensure that all the forms are completed properly. This will avoid delay and the need to pay additional court fees. If there are issues regarding the children or finances to sort out it will be important to seek legal advice.
What if I am in a civil partnership?
The information we give here and on our website applies to both married couples and civil partners. Where we use the expression ‘divorce’ a ‘civil partnership dissolution’ also applies and any reference to ‘spouse’ also includes ‘civil partner’.
What are the advantages of Coodes’ Online Divorce Service?
For a fixed fee you have the peace of mind that all the forms to start the divorce have been properly completed by a divorce specialist. All the forms and letters you will need to finalise the divorce are provided and we are here with email and telephone support should you need additional help.
Is the Online Divorce Service suitable for me?
If your divorce is uncontested, you are both resident in England and Wales, you know where your spouse lives and that they will cooperate with the proceedings then the Online Divorce Service is likely to be appropriate. If your case is not suitable or you would like more support or face to face advice we have a range of other fixed fee services and you can find these on our website.
How long must I be married before I can petition for divorce?
You must be married for at least one year before you can start divorce proceedings.
Does it matter who issues the divorce petition?
If you start the divorce then you choose the grounds for divorce and can seek an order that makes your spouse pay your legal costs.
As applicant you have more control over the speed of the proceedings and when to apply for decree absolute to finalise the divorce
It is usually wise to establish sensible dialogue with your spouse so that all matters are agreed before you send the divorce petition to the court to avoid unnecessary unpleasantness or delay.
The outcome of the divorce is the same however no matter who divorces who or on what grounds and it is very rare that the grounds will have any effect on the children or financial arrangements.
How long does a divorce take?
From lodging the divorce petition with the court until you receive your decree absolute, an uncontested divorce takes approximately four to five months.
Do I need my marriage certificate to get divorced?
Yes, you must provide your original marriage certificate to the Court when you first start the divorce process. If you don’t have the original you can obtain a replacement certified copy of your marriage certificate from the Register Office where you were married or via the Certificate Services Section of the General Registers Office in England & Wales: www.gro.gov.uk
Can we get divorced in England if we were married abroad?
Yes, but if the marriage certificate is not in English you will need to get your marriage certificate translated by a professional translator and send the translation to the divorce court along with your original marriage certificate.
Can I get divorced if one of us is living abroad?
Yes, you can still get divorced in England and Wales, providing one of you is habitually resident here. The rules of jurisdiction for divorce can be complicated and legal advice will be needed if this applies to you.
Will I have to attend court?
If your divorce is uncontested, then you don’t need to be present at court. However if your divorce is contested or there is a disagreement about costs you may have to attend.
Will I have to pay court fees?
Court fees are payable when you start divorce proceedings (£340) and when you apply for decree absolute (£45).
Depending on your financial situation, you may be entitled to apply for a court ‘fee exemption’ to avoid paying the court fees or for a reduction of those fees.
Do we need to agree on all financial matters before starting the divorce process?
No. However obtaining a divorce ends your marriage but does not end your financial ties.
Even if you have sorted out finances or there are no assets, your financial claims against your spouse and their claims against you remain open and could be pursued at a later date. In those circumstances a clean break order preventing future claims may be in your interest.
If there are assets or liabilities but you have agreed how these should be dealt with then you should apply for a consent order setting out the terms of the agreement. This may or may not include provision for a clean break.
Where you cannot agree financial matters then you should seek legal advice to help you resolve matters through mediation, negotiation or court proceedings, if necessary.
We offer a fixed fee service for clean break and consent orders. If you and your spouse can’t agree on the division of assets, then we would strongly advise you to seek legal advice. Your first port of call would be our fixed fee one hour service where we can go through the options with you and advise you how best to proceed. Details are on the website www.coodesdirect.co.uk Email us or telephone us for more information.
What happens to my children if I begin divorce proceedings?
When the divorce petition is sent to the divorce court another form must also be sent regarding the children. You should try and agree the arrangements for the children with your spouse before the divorce forms are sent to the court. However if you cannot reach agreement with your spouse, you can still go ahead with the divorce proceedings.
Where will the children live?
Married parents both have parental responsibility for any children, so they both have equal rights. This is regardless of where the children live, and with whom. If you cannot agree living arrangements for your children between you and your spouse, then one of you may need to apply to the court during the divorce proceedings for a Residence Order, as the court will have to decide on the issue.
The court might also make a Contact Order which states how often the non-resident parent should see the children.
We can advise you further if you are unable to agree the arrangements for the children.