NEED TO PAY FOR A LAWYER FOR
On average, we can
assist you with your divorce application for
Having a lawyer is of course
personal choice, if you can afford one, and in
some cases people can get funding through legal
aid. However, we argue that when it comes to a
divorce application, there are a number of key
reasons why, in the vast majority of cases, there
is absolutely no advantage or need to pay for a
1) Applying for
divorce is a straight forward process and any
person can now apply online.
See our Divorce Flow Chart
2) The divorce
process is mostly about completing forms under a
set process and procedure.
3) In the event of
a divorce being contested, the court process is
4) McKenzie Friends, on the basis of
sensible, informed understanding of the issues
involved, at low cost, can help their clients
with the documentation and guide them through the
process and suopport people in the unusual event
that matters have to go to court.
5) We have had
clients contact us having been quoted £750 by
solicitors just to complete the divorce petition.
This is simply outrageous. We can assist you, on
average, for about £150.
Can lawyers still help?
At any point during family
proceedings, the client, supported by a McKenzie
Friend, is entirely free to consult a lawyer if
he / she so decides. In very exceptional cases, a
good McKenzie Friend will advise clients to seek
appropriate legal advice.