Do you need a solicitor to get divorced?

By February 6, 2018
do you need a solicitor?

Do you need a solicitor to get divorced?

In previous years many divorcing couples would see a solicitor as their only option to end their marriage.

However, in recent years more and more people are seeking an online divorce; a divorce without the use of a solicitor.

So, the question is do you actually need a solicitor to get divorced?

The answer to the question is no- you do not need a solicitor to get divorced but depending on your circumstances it’s sometimes best to.

If you and your spouse are in agreement to the divorce it’s highly unlikely a solicitor will be required.

Divorce without a solicitor

If you are looking to divorce but do not want to use a solicitor then you have a few options.

1. Online divorce providers

Online divorce providers like Quicke Divorce, offer divorces and other family law services. They are often fixed fee and considerably cheaper than solicitors.


  • considerably cheaper than using a high street solicitor, offer a range of services to suit your needs and budget and take the stress of divorce away.


  • All done via the computer and phone so if you are not very good with technology it may not be for you.

2. DIY divorce

DIY Divorce (Do it yourself)  is a very cheap way to divorce however, it can become costly if mistakes are made.


  • very cheap and you are able to handle the divorce yourself 


  • very complex and stressful and if forms are not completed correctly you will have to pay extra to make changes and resubmit petition etc.

3. Mediation

Mediation is a great option for those that are finding it difficult to agree to the divorce or divorce proceedings.


  • Great way to come to an agreement on difficult topics such a divorce and finances & keep your relationship amicable. 


  • can be quite costly and you will still have to file for divorce after.

Every divorce is different, what works for one couple may not work for another. Which is why there is a range of way in which you can file for divorce.

It seems the most popular choice is an online divorce provider.

Who can use an online divorce provider?

Online divorce is primarily for those who are in agreement and wish to have an amicable divorce. However, this does not mean that we do not cater for those whose divorce is a little more complex.

Quicke divorce is a cheap online divorce provider, saving you on average £750-£1500.

We here at Quicke Divorce offer 3 different services to suit the needs of our clients. This is because we understand that every divorce is different and everyone’s situation is different.

Our DIY service is most suitable for those who wish to file for divorce themselves but with a little helping hand. This best suits those who are in agreement and simply wish to officially end their marriage without the need of a solicitor.

Our Managed Divorce service suits those that are looking to get an affordable divorce without having to do any of the stressful or long-winded work involved.

If parties are in agreement, you know which ground for divorce you intend to use and you are looking to save money compared to solicitors then this service is perfect.

We then offer a Fixed Fee Solicitor divorce service, which is for those who have a more complex divorce case (if your divorce is straightforward then there is no need to go for a solicitor divorce service).

If you are looking to have a qualified solicitor handle your entire divorce, but you don’t want to spend a fortune, then this service is perfect for you.

When should you choose to use a solicitor?

So the important question is when should you use a solicitor divorce service?

You should seek a solicitor…

• If you and your spouse are not in agreement
• You have a lot of assets at stake
• If your financial situation is complicated

If you only need to seek advice from a solicitor for financial matters, you could still save yourself a lot of money by carrying out your divorce without the aid of a solicitor. You can seek financial support from a solicitor separately.

Check out our Managed Divorce & Clean Break Order service– Just £269

Our online divorce solicitors will act for you in all aspects of your divorce including all correspondence with the courts at each stage. They can deal with any opposing solicitor to ensure you receive the most stress-free professional divorce.

With our solicitor divorce service, there is no need to take days off work going to court or meeting your solicitors, as with our service your solicitor will take care of everything for you.

They will file each of the required applications on your behalf. All paperwork can be completed online to save time and money.

What’s the difference between a solicitor and an online divorce provider?

So to recap, online divorce providers, are a great option if you and your spouse can come to an agreement on the divorce.

It’s important to remember, if you are in agreement then there is no need to use a solicitor-managed service.

Solicitor managed services are for those whose cases are a little more complex or for those who wish for a solicitor to manage their case.

How can we help?

We have been specialising in divorce for over 15 years and have completed over 150,000 divorce cases.

If you are still unsure of which service is best for you then please do not hesitate to contact us! Our friendly divorce advisors would be more than happy to help.

We offer a free consultation service so if you have any questions ask away.

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