(PRWEB) August 15, 2006
Online divorce continues to grow at phenomenal rate in UK.
Getting a divorce using the internet has been a fact in the UK since September 1999, so it is hardly a new phenomenon, but compared with the number of divorces issued by high street law firms, it is still in effect a cottage industry.
Divorce-Online.co.uk, the UK’s leading service, has dealt with over 35,000 individual divorce petitions since 1999 an average therefore of 5,000 a year, or just under 3% of all divorces granted in 2004 (last year of official figures from the ONS) and has continued to grow by 20% on average each year.
The vast majority of divorces are not actually contested. They may not be entirely amicable but very rarely will a divorce be fully defended as it simply costs too much for both parties.
The average uncontested divorce fee for a high street Solicitor is in the region of £855.00. It is more expensive in the South East than in the North. This is because most firms charge by the hour.
Divorce-Online has two services to assist the divorce client. A DIY package, which costs £55.00 and a completely managed service, which costs £165.00.
With both services, Divorce-Online complete the documents for all stages of the divorce and provide guidance by e-mail, sms, post etc.
However, with the managed services, Divorce-Online also deal with the court and all the actual filing and timetable as a Solicitor would but for a fraction of the price.
How can they do it so cheaply?
Technology, technology, technology is the answer. Divorce-Online use their own in house software and systems that enables them to efficiently process hundreds of documents without the overheads of a Solicitors office.
Mark Keenan, the Legal Director says “We don't need secretaries and plush offices to do our work and because we don't charge by the hour it is not in their interests to make things last longer. Our philosophy has always been to provide the very best service for a reasonable price”
Divorce-Online have acted for people from all walks of life including famous footballers, multi millionaires, actors, radio personalities, porn stars and even senior partners in top 10 London law firms.
In order to grow the use of the internet to deliver divorce services, Divorce-Online will shortly be providing a weekly video podcast with advice, tips and a look at current divorce issues.
For more information contact:
+44 (0)1793 495959
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