The fixed fee divorce service from Amin Haque Solicitors offers certainty for clients who wish to keep their legal costs to a minimum. We pride our self on providing transparent and value for money services. If you are looking for Divorce Lawyers in Oldham, Amin Haque Solicitor’s expert Family Law Solicitors are here to help.
An uncontested divorce is a divorce which is not being defended (disputed). A contested divorce is more complicated, it costs much more, takes longer, and the divorcing couple usually have to attend two Court hearings. An uncontested divorce is relatively straight forward.
The Divorce Process – Uncontested
The ground for divorce
The marriage has irretrievably broken down. This is the only ground for issuing a petition for divorce i.e. asking the court to dissolve the marriage. This is proven using one of the facts below.
A party needs to demonstrate that the marriage has irretrievably broken down by proving 1 of 5 facts
- Unreasonable Behaviour
- Desertion for 2 years
- 2 years separation with the other parties consent.
- 5 years separation (without consent)
A Divorce Petition is prepared stating some background information and the reasons for the divorce.
Divorce papers are completed and filed at Court
The Divorce Petition and the supporting payments are filed at Court and the present fee is £550
Acknowledgement of service
The other party then receives copies of the divorce papers. An Acknowledgement of Service Form is then filed at Court. This must be done within 7 days of the petition being served.
If an acknowledgement of service is not filed within 7 days, an application can be made for the Court to deem that service has been effected if it can be demonstrated that the petition was served.
If service is not deemed to have been effected then personal service may be necessary through the assistance of a process server.
A Certificate is obtained from a Judge to confirm that there is an entitlement to a divorce and a date is set for a Decree Nisi (the Interim Divorce Order)
This is the final Divorce Order and can be applied for 6 weeks and 1 day after the Decree Nisi. A court is unlikely to grant this without arrangements being place for children.
Fixed Fee Divorce
Our uncontested divorce service is £495 plus VAT. This provides you with a Divorce Solicitor to take you through the court procedure to end your marriage. If you would like a free initial consultation, please contact us on 0161 637 8588 or alternatively make a booking via our website on www.aminhaque.co.uk/booking
If you consider your divorce petition is likely to be contested, we can still offer a fixed fee service for you. Please contact our expert solicitors to discuss your case. Your divorce will be managed by a qualified Solicitor to ensure you receive the best service possible.