We know that going through a divorce can be a stressful time. At Irwin Mitchell we help guide you through the process so it’s as straightforward as possible.

We handle everything from the instruction to finalising the divorce, which usually takes around six months, and you won’t even need to go to court. You’ll also have your own legal advisor on hand throughout every stage of the process.

If you would like a divorce, or just want to speak to an expert about your situation, call us now on 0800 121 6562 or email us and we’ll get back to you.

How it works

Step 1

We talk you through the process and what is right for you and your situation.

Step 2

Once we’ve agreed it’s the right way forward for you, you can pay over the phone.

Step 3

We’ll then either issue the divorce paper – known as the petition – or respond to it.

Step 4

From that point we’ll take care of all of the paperwork, including correspondence with the court and your spouse until the divorce is confirmed.

All we need to start with are your contact details. Later on we’ll need to see your marriage certificate, photo ID and a document that shows your current address.

How much it costs

£540

If you’re the one filing for divorce, our cost is £540. There is also a standard court fee of £550 that must be paid separately.

£264

If you are responding to the divorce petition, our cost is £264, and there are no court fees.

All prices above include VAT.

Reasons for divorce

You will need to show that your marriage has broken down and give a reason for wanting to get divorced. If you haven’t been separated for longer than two years you can give adultery, desertion or unreasonable behaviour as grounds for divorce.

After two years of separation you can file for divorce based on no fault, if both parties agree. If you’ve lived apart for more than five years, you do not need a reason for wanting a divorce.

Exemptions

You do not need a divorce if you consider yourself a 'common-law' husband or wife but are not actually married.
The divorce doesn’t include advice about any matter other than the divorce, such as help locating your spouse, matters involving children, advice in relation to disputes about costs or if the other party doesn’t want to divorce.
Our Family Law Team do not offer legal aid so will not be able to represent anyone on that basis.
If you would like a divorce, or just want to speak to an expert about your situation, call us now on 0800 121 6562 or email us and we’ll get back to you.