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how quick is a quickie divorce?
The phrase “quickie divorce” is often used to describe the process of obtaining an uncontested divorce in England and Wales and indeed there are even websites with the name in their title, giving the impression that their divorce service is quicker than anyone else’s.
The truth is however somewhat different, because the divorce process tends to take roughly the same amount of time whether you use a website called “quickie divorce” or one called “slow divorce”.
Each divorce has 4 essential steps. 1) The filing of the divorce petition 2) The return of the acknowledgment of service 3) The application for decree nisi ( Interim decree) and finally 4) The application for decree absolute.
The length of time each step takes depends on how quickly documents are sent or returned to court, and how quickly the individual court office is at processing their workload.
Some courts are doing better than others. If you live in London for instance, then you will find that your divorce will take much longer than one of the provincial county courts.
Some websites promise to do a no contest divorce in 12 weeks, but id you look at their terms and conditions, you will generally see that this is an average timescale and cannot be relied on.
In reality the average no contest divorce in 2013 will take between 4 and 6 months depending on where you live. Our advice is therefore that you do not choose your online divorce service based on how quick they say they can do it, but on the level of service you may receive.
Type in the name of the service you are looking at on Google with the word complaint after their site name to see what other users on the internet are saying about them.
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In a hearing lasting less than a minute, District Judge Anne Aitken granted the couple a quickie divorce.
Last month, pictures emerged of Charles Saatchi grabbing his wife by the throat.
He received a police caution for the incident, which took place at a London restaurant.
Mr Saatchi, 70, and Ms Lawson, 53, will now have to wait for a decree absolute – usually issued six weeks and one day following the granting of a decree nisi – to officially end the marriage.
Pictures of the couple at a restaurant in Mayfair, central London, showed Mr Saatchi grasping his wife’s neck.
The images, which were first published in the Sunday People, provoked a public debate about domestic violence among the rich and famous.
Mr Saatchi dismissed the incident as “a playful tiff” but later accepted a police caution for assault, saying he had done so to stop the incident “hanging over” them.
Ms Lawson has made no comment since the incident.
Mr Saatchi, a former advertising executive, is a well known art collector and owner of the Saatchi Gallery.
He donated his Chelsea art gallery, including more than 200 works of art, to the British public in 2010.
He and Ms Lawson married in 2003.
She has two children, Cosima and Bruno, from her marriage to journalist John Diamond, who died in 2001.
Ms Lawson first began a restaurant column in The Spectator in 1985 and by the following year, had become deputy literary editor of The Sunday Times.
She then went on to write the book How to Eat, followed by the award-winning book, How to be a Domestic Goddess.
Her television cookery programmes – including Nigella Bites and Nigella’s Christmas Kitchen – have brought her international fame.
Earlier this month, Channel 4 announced it was bringing a version of her hit US cookery show, The Taste, to the UK in 2014.0
Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has divorced his wife, Locadia Tembo, just 12 days after his marriage, and held his rival, Robert Mugabe and agents responsible for the ‘plot’ that led him to divorce her.
Tsvangirai, 59 said ‘an active political hand’ was responsible for circulating stories in newspapers that he had to marry Tembo because she was pregnant.
“There is a greater and thicker plot around this issue which has undermined my confidence in this relationship. The marriage has been hijacked and there is an apparent active political hand that is now driving the processes,” The Daily Mail quoted Tsvangirai, as saying.
“State security agents have weighed in to force and direct proceedings, which has resulted in everything regarding this relationship now taking place on camera. The intention is clear: to inflict maximum damage on my person and character for political gain,” he added.
His statement came in the wake of the country’s media describing complications in their relationship, and highlighting that Tembo had tried to commit suicide over the issue.
“Since the day I married, everything has been played in the press and I have become an innocent bystander. I have become a spectator and things are happening too fast, on camera and without my knowledge,” he said.
“This has led me to conclude that there is a greater and thicker plot around this issue which has undermined my confidence in this relationship,” he added.
Tsvangirai joined hands with his rival Mugabe in a unity government following the 2008 elections, but both men had reportedly been in a bitter cold war for the past three years.
Tsvangirai’s first wife, Susan had died in a car accident in 2009.0
Our Google news feed sent us the interesting news that those Welsh divorcers quickie-divorce.com have now got three postings on word famous website, Solicitors From Hell.
The latest post comes from someone who was trying to get a divorce for his Dad, but as usual failed to get any papers or customer support whatsoever.0
The company behind well known divorce document factory quickie-divorce.com have been made the subject of a number of freedom of information requests that have been made to the local Bridgend Trading Standards department.
According to the FOI website Quickie-Divorce.Com and their associated websites have received 9 formal complaints this year from disgruntled members of the public who have been sold documents only to have them turn up, very late, and full of mistakes.
Of course this would be fine if they had any after care but the main complaint has been a lack of support.
The problem is that all their websites from divorce to data recovery are very slick, and promise the earth but actually deliver very little and this is now becoming their downfall.
Interestingly, a new kid on the block fasttrack-divorce.co.uk has arrived with exactly the same messages and after some research we have found out that a former disgruntled Director has gone into direct competition.
This will be a killer for Quickie-Divorce as they get all their clients from paid for advertising on Google and to maintain the No.1 spot for keywords such as divorce is going to get very expensive, which can only mean their bottom line is going to go southwards.0