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Divorcing without a solicitor
The Government have introduced an online system for those who wish to divorce without using a solicitor.
You will need a photocopy/photograph of your marriage certificate to upload. This must be on a single sheet and be clearly legible showing the serial number and all four corners. You will also need the Court fee of £593.00 or to apply for help with fees online. If you receive certain benefits eg universal credit, you will be exempt from payment of the fee.
When you start divorce proceedings, your husband/wife will receive a letter from the Court with a passcode to log on to the Court portal and respond to the divorce. They can respond electronically. The Court will notify you when your husband/wife has responded and will send prompts as to what you should do next.
- anticipate that your husband/wife will not co-operate,
- or you don’t have your marriage certificate
- or the whereabouts of your husband/wife are not known
- or your husband/wife lives abroad
- or you have financial issues to deal with
- or you married abroad and your marriage certificate is not in English
You may experience difficulties with the online Court portal without a solicitor and you should still consider obtaining some legal advice.