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11 Jan 10 #175249 by Kimmi
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I appreciate that DIY divorce is cheaper and quite often a lot less stressful because you do not have an over enthusiastic solicitor saying the wrong things to your ex, but.....

When I logged on this morning and saw the 'SALE LIST' on the right of the page, I must say, I thought it was tacky and honestly, a little offensive.

It's bad enough to go through divorce without it being turned into a commercial venture with 10% off.

Sorry, I know that some will find this service helpful, but it does look awful and sends out a bad message.

It's just my humble opinion.

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12 Jan 10 #175719 by Marshy_
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To be honest I thought it was a bit tactless as well. And there is a voucher code to type in as well. But divorce is a service just like any other. The sols dont worry that they are ripping apart what was in some cases made in heaven. And it is sad. But its a sign of the times in this throw away world we live in where when something is no longer working, its just binned. C.

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12 Jan 10 #175722 by InaBetterPlace
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Although from someone who has just told her solicitor to not bother with the constent order as they wanted £850 to £1500 for no assets and a Clean Break £89.10 is looking quite good :)

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12 Jan 10 #175724 by hawaythelads
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Yes I agree........Mainly because I felt down right suicidal seeing the prices quoted there compared to what i paid El Tel my solicitor to give away all me wordly possessions ;):P

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12 Jan 10 #175725 by D L
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Although from someone who has just told her solicitor to not bother with the constent order as they wanted £850 to £1500 for no assets and a Clean Break £89.10 is looking quite good


Ina - please please please tell me that telling your solicitor not to bother does not mean that you are not going to bother!!! Some of the worst cases (for which read expensive) are those where the money issues are not sorted at the time of the divorce and one party suddenly thinks it is a great idea to then sort it out many years later.

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12 Jan 10 #175726 by D L
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Yes I agree........Mainly because I felt down right suicidal seeing the prices quoted there compared to what i paid El Tel my solicitor to give away all me wordly possessions


Haway - that is precisely why we have the supermarket - not so you feel suicidal, but to offer people who do not have the money and/or the inclination to spend thousands on a process that need not cost that much.

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12 Jan 10 #175728 by InaBetterPlace
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No panic - i am doing one but by myself with the help of Wiki service or Supermarket - TBH had i realised what was involved with divorce I could have probably managed to self rep but think i needed a strongly worded letter to ex from the solicitor to make him realise i was serious. We have no assets to speak of I am main earner and am taking on debt and children (no maint as he not working as yet but to go through csa in future if he does get job) and he wants no SM (not that i can afford it anyway!!)

We can now mange to sit in a neutral place and discuss children etc and did say at weekend that if i went down DIY route for Clean Break would he coperate he said yes. As i get no Legal aid and am struggling seems best way to go:) And to be honest what i spend on divorce means kids loose out £1200 to date just to get to Absolute stage (could have took kids away for that)

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