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20 Jan 08 #11215 by Capitano
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Has anyone had experience of using on-line divorce systems such as Divorce Online?

I am basically looking at an uncontested divorce, fairly straight forward and i wondered if anyone had used this type of service

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20 Jan 08 #11224 by Josh2008
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Not had any experience of using on-line Divorce, but I understand the one you mentioned is quite good, been mentioned a few times on this forum

If your impending divorce is straight forward and will not be contested, why not do that bit yourself, you can get the forms needed on-line:-

www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/HMCSCourtFinder/GetForms.do

Petition:-

www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/HMCSCourtFin...?court_forms_id=1115

The court fee is £300.00 for the petition and if uncontested the only other fee is £40.00 for the absolute

Hope this helps

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20 Jan 08 #11233 by Capitano
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Tks for info, had not thought about it that way, will have a look

Still not sure how much she is entitled to, does she get half?

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20 Jan 08 #11255 by Josh2008
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An awful lot of information needed when deciding on financial settlements.

How long living together/married?
Both parties’ assets including any pensions
Both parties’ liabilities
Any children of qualifying age
If children who will they stay with
The law looks at the ongoing needs of children first
Then it looks at the future needs of both parties

Offer up some more information before anyone can give an idea of potential split

Or use the calculator on here, it's not black & white, but providing you input figures correctly and honestly, it will point you in the right direction

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21 Apr 08 #20095 by MisterKatz
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I used Divorce Online for my divorce and I think their admin procedures leave a lot to be desired. They don't give legal advice (because they are not solicitors) and they can be quite abrupt on the phone, so if you really want to do it yourself then go straight to the courts service.

I would suggest that you take advantage of the the free 30 mins sessions that many solicitors offer. They will get you thinking about the things you should be considering, and what you are entitled to.

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21 Apr 08 #20104 by Fiona
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I have reservations about Divorce Online after one of their 'experts' continuously advises tertiary education is essentially 6th form and not higher or university education. As far as I'm aware there has never been any dispute about the definition of tertiary education and this man (possibly a paralegal) is the only one who thinks it's not higher or university education.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tertiary_education

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21 Apr 08 #20114 by D L
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If you go to your local Court there are leaflets for every step of the way you can pick up. Alternatively, most decent lawyers would advise you to do a simple uncontested divorce yourself after a free half hour consultation, and will give you the forms that you need. Lastly, if you contact me, I will email the forms to you and try and point you in the right direction.

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