Take the stress out of filling in forms and legal procedures using our simple, easy to follow, online questionnaire that you complete and submit to us. Using the information you provide ,we will prepare your divorce documents for you. Therefore all you need to do is sign the divorce forms and post them to your local sheriff court.
As soon as you have completed the questionnaire, our professional team of trained legal assistants will provide your documents within 24 hours guaranteed.
No other online divorce company offers all the required forms and court correspondence at such an affordable price. We guarantee this is the easiest online divorce solution.
Our Scotland Divorce Solution Includes
- All Required Forms Completed —
All the legal documentation required, completed and checked for you by our legal experts.
- All Court Correspondence —
Professionally drafted covering letters to send to the courts along with your forms.
- Personal Case Manager —
Your own named caseworker throughout the divorce process.
- Free telephone and email support —
We provide free support for any queries regarding the divorce process or the documents required.
- Free Help & Advice —
Confused about divorce or not sure which divorce service is right for you. Then please contact our friendly team.
- Free Postage —
Unlike other online divorce companies, all forms posted free of charge, if requested.
How the divorce process works
Scottish divorce law is different form divorce proceedings in England and Wales. There is no minimum period you have to wait after marriage before starting your divorce application, and either you or your spouse must have been living in Scotland for at least one year.
Your divorce is dealt with in the Sheriff Courts. These are local courts situated in most major towns throughout Scotland.
There are two types of divorce procedure used in Scotland. The Simplified Divorce Procedure and the Ordinary Divorce Procedure
Simplified Divorce Procedure
A simplified divorce can be used where the grounds for divorce are:
- One year separation with the consent of your spouse.
- Two year separation without consent.
The following conditions apply under current scottish law
- You or your spouse have been resident in Scotland for more than 1 year.
- There are no children of the marriage under the age of 16.
- There is no dispute over financial arrangements.
- There are no other legal proceedings affecting your marriage.
- Neither you or your spouse are suffering form any mental health problems that would prevent you from managing your affairs.
If you cannot satisfy the above conditions, or wish to apply for divorce on the grounds of adultery or unreasonable behaviour you should consult a solicitor.
One year separation with consent
To apply for a divorce on the grounds of one year separation with consent you are required to send the completed form to your spouse, so he/she can complete the consent form, and then return the application form to you.
On its return you complete the divorce application by swearing the affidavit before a Notary Public or a Justice of the Peace. The service is free if you go to a Justice of the Peace. Your local district council of public library will have a list of justices of the peace whose services are free. Most solicitors in Scotland are notaries public, but they will charge to witness you signing your affidavit.
Two year separation without consent
To apply for a divorce on the grounds of two year separation without consent is similar to the procedure for a one year separation, except you do not need to send the application to your spouse. Once the divorce application form is complete the affidavit needs to signed before a Justice of the Peace or Notary Public.
Can I get a Divorce ?
Our scottish divorce service is suitable for uncontested cases with no children under 16, and no dispute over financial arrangements. You or your spouse must have been living in Scotland for at least 1 year when the petition is started.
For more information about our Scotland Divorce Service, help and advice call:
(0844) 372 9818 open 9am-5pm.