Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

The Basics

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Divorcing is a really tough and costly affair. Sadly, the movies make it seem like such a beautiful thing while in fact, it is always a harrowing process for both parties. It is a really dreadful experience that can make you want to stay in your unhappy marriage.

Nonetheless, this should not be the case. There are ways you can make your divorce simple, smooth and generally affordable. This is why you will find these few pointers from the A-Z guide glossary divorce specialists have to offer.


the basics

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is a fixed-price divorce?

A: A fixed-price divorce is a straightforward divorce service where individuals pay a set fee. In other words, there are no additional costs beyond the quoted price for this divorce service.

2. Why choose a fixed-price divorce?

A: Why not? Fixed-price divorce services are excellent because they cover all possible services related to obtaining a divorce. Simply pay a one-time fee and enjoy the provided services without worrying about any additional divorce-related expenses!

3. Who are we?

A: FPDS is a reputable and trustworthy UK website that offers fixed-price divorce services. We assist couples seeking a divorce by fulfilling their wishes cost-effectively and efficiently. Approach us for anything related to divorce, such as childcare arrangements, legal paperwork handling, document submission, asset division, and more.

4. Where can you find us?

A: We are just a phone call or an email away. However, if you prefer to meet our qualified professionals in person, you are welcome to visit our office. With over forty locations across the United Kingdom, you will surely find one near your neighborhood!

5. How many sessions does it take to finalize my divorce?

A: At FPDS, we understand the need for speed and efficiency in today’s era. That’s why our divorce services are quick – it only takes three visits or sessions to finalize and execute the divorce!

6. Are fixed-price divorce services any good?

A: While such services are known for their convenience and speed, there is no need to doubt the quality of FPDS fixed-price divorce services. We never compromise on the quality of our service!

7. Most importantly, what is the fixed-rate divorce fee?

A: This service is highly cost-effective. The fixed fee is just £1500, covering all aspects, and can be paid in installments.

8. Does the reason for divorce make a difference?

A: Generally, the reason for divorce has no impact on the outcome, whether it’s the financial agreement or child arrangements. However, in cases of serious unreasonable behavior, such as violence towards the spouse, there may be repercussions.

9. How long must I be married before getting separated?

A: For a divorce, you must be married for at least one year. If the marriage breaks down before reaching one year, you may separate temporarily and come to agreements regarding financial arrangements and child custody.

10. Does the grounds used for divorce matter?

A: Not really, although some grounds for divorce do rely on a period of separation. Using infidelity as a reason for divorce, for example, does not significantly affect custody or asset distribution.

11. When can a divorce petition be filed?

A: You can file a divorce petition after being married for more than one year. However, you can separate and try to agree on financial and child arrangements while waiting to file the petition.

12. Do I need a lawyer for a divorce?

A: It is recommended to seek legal advice if the divorce involves international matters or significant amounts of money. A lawyer cannot represent both partners, so each should seek independent legal advice.

13. Will I have to go to court?

A: In most cases, the divorce process is conducted through paperwork, and you will not be required to attend court unless the proceedings become contested, which is rare. However, you may need to go to court if you and your partner cannot agree on child arrangements or financial provisions.

14. How long will it take?

A: When the divorce is uncontested, it typically takes around 5-6 months from the start of proceedings to the declaration of Decree Absolute. However, this duration may vary depending on the court schedule and any existing backlog.

15. Do I have to get divorced? What are the alternatives?

A: If your relationship has broken down but neither of you wants to pursue divorce proceedings, there are alternative ways to formalize your separation without ending the marriage. One option is to file a request for a judicial separation. Another option is not to initiate any legal proceedings but to separate officially and document the terms of separation, such as financial arrangements and child custody, in a Separation Agreement or Deed of Separation.

16. If we change our minds, can we halt the divorce process?

A: From a legal standpoint, you remain married until the Decree Absolute is pronounced, finalizing the divorce. The petitioner can stop the divorce process at any point before that.

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