How do I get a quickie divorce?

We are sure you have seen the headlines for countless celebrities who have been granted a “quickie divorce” in a matter of minutes.  You may be wondering how you can get one too.

Sadly, there is not a fast-track process only available to celebrities!  Everyone has to follow the same process and the only way to get a quick divorce is to act quickly.  You need to pick a lawyer who can get you through your divorce as efficiently and as painlessly as possible.  Specialist family law advice will also help you get the best financial outcome for you and your family.

The divorce process has a number of stages.  The “quickie divorce” that is featured in the news is referring to the special procedure that is in place for all couples where the divorce is not objected to by the other party.  This means that nearly everyone follows this special procedure and gets a “quickie divorce”.  It simply means that the judge will consider the application for a divorce.  If he or she is satisfied that a party is entitled to a decree nisi (the provisional decree of divorce), they will issue a certificate to this effect and fix a date for the decree nisi to be formally made.  In other words, no other hearings have to happen and the procedure is expedited for an undefended divorce when compared to one which is defended when there would be further hearings.

The most important thing to know is that getting divorced does not stop either of you from making financial claims from the other in the future.  It is always advisable to get specialist family law advice to ensure that your position is protected and that you have a settlement that allows you to move on with your life.

If you are considering divorce give us a call today to see how we can help you on 01423 594680.

Andrew Meehan is an experienced family lawyer specialising in complex divorces involving significant or hidden assets, as well as cases involving children.

He is recommended for family law by both Chambers 2019 (York, Hull and surrounding regions) and the Legal 500 2018 (Leeds/West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire region).

Everyone’s circumstances are different and this article is provided by way of general information only and must not be replied upon.  If you require legal advice on a family law issue, please feel free to contact us by emailing enquiries@harrogatefamilylaw.co.uk.