The Myth of The Quickie Divorce

What’s a “Quickie Divorce”?

The media often give the general public the impression that people can obtain “quickie divorces” as opposed to “slow divorces”.

In reality, there is a strict procedure that all divorces follow in England and Wales, regardless of who you are or how keen you are to get it done.

How long does a divorce really take?

The speed of your divorce is influenced by the behaviour of three sets of people:

  1. Whether or not your solicitor is proactive;
  2. Whether or not the Respondent buries their heads in the sand or defends the proceedings;
  3. Whether or not the court deals with matters promptly.

And if all goes smoothly?

In an undefended divorce, it is common to reach Decree Nisi stage within 3 to 4 months, and then it is up to the parties to decide whether to apply for Decree Absolute 6 weeks later or wait until finances have been resolved.

You aren’t divorced until you have your Decree Absolute.

Don’t fall into the trap of using an online service that promises a quickie divorce but could prejudice your case in the long term. Often, your case will be handled by an unqualified “form-filler” who doesn’t know the law and might lead to you losing important financial claims.

Instead, instruct a qualified family law solicitor who can give you the benefit of their expertise and experience and ensure you get the future you deserve.

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