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Hi I’ve been separated for 5 years and am now hoping to file for divorce, it’s a little complicated and I do have a solicitor that deals with family law in mind, but just wanted to know if anyone has used quickie divorce online? 
I need a divorce a clean break consent order and a transfer of equity as will be buying him out, the solicitor has quoted £2000 plus vat but quickie divorce online say they can do it all for around £250 but I need to know if they’re legit or best to use a high street solicitor.
id rather have as little contact with the ex as possible 

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  • Savvy_Sue
    Savvy_Sue Posts: 46,109 Forumite
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    Just checking, no children?
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  • TBagpuss
    TBagpuss Posts: 11,205 Forumite
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    In your place, I would do the divorce yourself using the court's online system, and get a solicitor to draw up the consent order.
    what is t that is complicated? If you have agreed that you will buy your husband out then drawing up an order to provide for that is fairly straightforward, and £2,000 sounds a lot. Is that definitely what they say they will charge or is it an estimate and that's the cap? 
    It might be with ringing around another couple of solicitors.
    All posts are my personal opinion, not formal advice Always get proper, professional advice (particularly about anything legal!)
  • MovingForwards
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    It won't only be £250 as there's court fees to pay.
    Mortgage started 2020, aiming to clear it in 2026.
  • 400ixl
    400ixl Posts: 2,915 Forumite
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    Are there things like share of pensions etc to be considered?
  • Lavendyr
    Lavendyr Posts: 2,585 Forumite
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    mrstoma said:
    Hi I’ve been separated for 5 years and am now hoping to file for divorce, it’s a little complicated and I do have a solicitor that deals with family law in mind, but just wanted to know if anyone has used quickie divorce online? 
    I need a divorce a clean break consent order and a transfer of equity as will be buying him out, the solicitor has quoted £2000 plus vat but quickie divorce online say they can do it all for around £250 but I need to know if they’re legit or best to use a high street solicitor.
    id rather have as little contact with the ex as possible 
    That quote will not cover the transfer of equity and it may not cover the consent order. It also won't cover the actual court costs of divorce - which amounted to £550 court fees when I filed. Can I suggest you head over to Wikivorce? 
  • RAS
    RAS Posts: 32,785 Forumite
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    Do the divorce yourself, using the on-line system. Will ex agree to pay half the cost of the fee?

    Assuming you and ex have agreed the contents of the consent order? If so, head over to wikidivorce and see if you can draw up one yourselves. But we've seen enough serious messes on MSE created by home-grown arrangements to suggest it's worth getting done professionally. It will have to be submitted to the court for approval. 

    Do you have a mortgage? If so, have they agreed to the transfer of equity? 
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