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Online Divorce is proving popular in the time of austerity
Online divorce seems to becoming the preferred option for web savvy consumers in this recession as Divorce-Online, the market leader reports a 34% increase in clients since the beginning of 2012.
The website that helps steer couples through uncontested divorce procedures in England and Wales believes that as the UK comes out of recession and the withdrawal of legal aid for family cases, the courts will see a large increase in the number of people filing for divorce themselves, and their service will be ready to take up those people who cannot afford a lawyer but would have previously been eligible for legal aid.
Lawyers typically charge anything from £500-£1500 for a basic divorce which is simply too expensive for the average consumer.
Mark Keenan the Managing Director says " The withdrawal of legal aid will mean thousands of people are going to either have to pay a lawyer to deal with their divorce, try to deal with it on their own or take advantage of our 13 years of experience and low cost service. The increase we have seen in 2012 is just the start as far as we are concerned and we have already taken on new staff in anticipation of the increase."
Divorce-Online charge a fixed fee of £65 to complete divorce papers and £189 to manage a case to conclusion.