Your most common questions answered
Q. My wife and I have agreed all financial matters. We have a child who is 15 and there is no dispute surrounding him. Can I use the simplified procedure as there is no dispute about anything?
A. As your child is under 16 you have to use the ordinary procedure. However, if the child will soon be 16 you could postpone starting the divorce until then when the simplified procedure can be used. It’s a matter of whether you want to get divorced sooner.
Q. I live in Dubai but my husband lives in Scotland. Do we both have to live in Scotland before we can use your service?
Q. Does your fee and any outlays need to be paid all at once?
Q. I do not know where my spouse is. How can I get divorced if I can’t provide him with the papers?
A. There are various ways the court will allow a divorce to be granted without knowing the spouse’s geographical location. We will guide you regarding such matters and no matter what everyone can file for divorce.
Q. How long does a divorce take?
A. For a simplified divorce it is usually about 6 weeks and for an ordinary divorce about 8-10 weeks. These are average times and some can be quicker and some can take longer depending on the circumstances. If your case is taking longer we will be able to explain why.
Q. Do I need to appear in court?
A. No. There are no court appearances and everything is done by e-mail and letter. You will have to get an affidavit/affidavits signed before a Justice of the Peace (simplified divorce) or before a Notary Public (ordinary divorce) but this only involves a five to ten minute appointment.
Q. Do I need to have knowledge of court procedures to do my own divorce using your service?
A. No. All you need to be able to do is have access to a computer and be able to print documents from time to time. We give full, step by step, simple instructions that are easy to follow. We will also provide answers to any questions you have as we go along.