Getting a simplified divorce

A simplified divorce is designed to be a quick and simple procedure if your situation meets the criteria needed for a divorce. If you have been separated from your partner for at least one year and have no children under 16 years, you will be able to use the simplified divorce procedure.

If you have been separated for less than 2 years you will require consent from your spouse. This is no longer required if you have lived apart for more than 2 years.

What to expect

This option is a much quicker process and can be completed within 6 weeks. You can proceed with a simplified divorce as long as you or your spouse live in Scotland and have been resident at your current address for six weeks and all financial matters have been agreed.

On receipt of your order we will send you a questionnaire that will give us all the information that we need to complete the divorce application.


We aim to complete the application within two working days of receipt of your information and provide full instructions on how to submit it.

Once your application has been submitted to the court you should receive confirmation of your divorce in around 6 weeks time.

The costs involved

Our simplified divorce fees are only £89. Court fees of £123 also have to be paid directly to the court.

If you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be exempt from paying the court fee. Please contact us for more information.

If you need advice on whether a simplified divorce is right for you, or would like to find out more about how we can help, please do not hesitate to contact us.