We offer a Petitioner fixed fee divorce package of £750 plus vat and court fee and a Respondent fixed fee divorce package of £450 plus vat to include:
Advice on the divorce court process
Drafting all relevant documents
Liaising with the court
Solicitor correspondence and telephone calls relating to the divorce only
This does not include advice relating to children or financial issues or contested divorce proceedings. The court fee is currently £550.
As resolution members, we strive to ensure that your divorce runs smoothly in an amicable and constructive way. Unless there is an urgent reason to file a petition, such as a jurisdictional issue, we advise that a copy of the anticipated proposed proceedings are sent to your spouse for consideration and review before they are issued. It is not advisable to engage in contested divorce proceedings as it is not generally in your interest to do so or a cost proportionate
to way to proceed.
A divorce must be issued on the ground that the marriage has irretrievably broken down and that is evident to the court by way of one of five facts which are:
(i) The respondent has committed adultery and the petitioner finds it intolerable to live with the respondent
(ii) That the respondent has behaved in such a way that the petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to live with the respondent
(iii) That the respondent has deserted the petitioner for a continuous period of at least two years immediately preceding the presentation of the petition
(iv) That the parties of the marriage have lived apart for a continuous period of at least 2 years immediately preceding the presentation of the petition and the respondent consents to a degree being granted or
(v) That the parties of the marriage have lived apart for a continuous period of at least 5 years immediately preceding the presentation of the petition
No-fault divorce is a topic for discussion for the future; however, it is only possible to proceed on this basis if you both agree and have been separated for a period of two years and agree to a divorce on the ground of two years separation with consent or alternatively if you have been deserted or separated and living apart for over 5 years. There is no such thing in the UK as a “quickie divorce” as often referred to in the media.
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