On the 6th April 2022 the government introduced no-fault divorces and launched a new digital platform for those who wish to apply for a divorce. What, however, are the benefits and limitations of the new online divorce process?
Benefits of an Online Divorce
One of the most significant advantages of online divorce is the convenience that it offers. Parties can initiate the process from the comfort of their own homes, at any time that suits them, without the need for physical appearances in court. This accessibility is particularly beneficial for couples residing in different locations or with busy schedules.
Additionally, divorce proceedings often incur substantial legal fees, making them financially burdensome. Online divorce, on the other hand, tends to be more cost-effective as they reduce the need for legal representation as individuals can complete the process themselves.
Limitations of an Online Divorce
While online divorce offers numerous benefits, there are considerations and limitations that couples should be aware of before deciding to do it themselves without solicitors help.
Online divorce platforms typically provide limited legal guidance or access to legal professionals.
While this can be sufficient for couples with amicable and uncomplicated divorces, those where there are financial matters, such as property division, spousal support, or pension sharing or children, it is highly advisable to seek legal advice to ensure that all relevant aspects are adequately addressed.
While the online application for a divorce may be suitable and straight forward for many, this approach may not be viable for those faced with complicating factors. If you require any legal advice regarding such matters, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0161 624 6811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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