Divorce Proceedings

Family Law | McKenzie Friend for Divorce Proceedings

Divorce proceedings are tough and expensive, but you don't have to go through them alone.

We’re here for you as your reliable McKenzie Friend, supporting you at every step. With over 7 years of experience and having helped over 20,000 clients, we’re dedicated to getting the best results for you and your family.

If you’re thinking about divorce or separation, you deserve a quick and calm resolution. Your priorities are our focus, and we’ll ensure everything goes smoothly for you and your family.

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Divorce Proceedings Process

The divorce process can seem daunting, but we're here to help you every step of the way.

Initial Consultation (Free!)

We start by listening. In this session, we’ll discuss your situation, offering tailored advice on your divorce. Whether petitioner or respondent, we are here to guide both sides.


Guidance Through Family Court

We’ll help you gather relevant documents and complete forms for a no-fault divorce. From note-taking to courtroom etiquette guidance, we will support you throughout.


Support in Family Court

Rest assured, as your McKenzie Friend, we stand by you during court hearings, offering calm assistance. We help present your case clearly, take notes, and ensure your voice is heard.


Ongoing Support (Optional)

Even after your divorce, we offer ongoing support for matters like financial arrangements or child custody. At McKenzie Friend, we help you move forward with confidence.

Everything About No-Fault Divorce

No-fault divorce is a new type of divorce that was introduced in the UK on April 6, 2022. It allows couples to get a divorce without having to blame each other for the breakdown of their marriage. To get a no-fault divorce, you simply need to apply to the court and state that your marriage has irretrievably broken down. There is no need to provide any evidence of fault or wrongdoing. No-fault divorce now has a 20-week waiting period to give couples time to reflect, reconsider, or plan for the future.


Benefits of No-Fault Divorce

  • You can get a divorce faster and easier.
  • You can divorce in a more amicable and less stressful way.
  • You may save money by not having to hire a solicitor.
  • You don’t have to blame each other.
  • Your divorce will be more private.

How McKenzie Friend Services Can Help You

McKenzie Friend Services can help you with all aspects of your no-fault divorce, from completing the necessary paperwork to representing you in court, if needed. Our team of experienced and qualified professionals will provide you with sound advice and guidance throughout the divorce process.

Grounds for Divorce in the UK


If your spouse has sexual intercourse with someone other than you, this is considered adultery. It is the only ground for divorce in the UK that requires proof of fault. To prove adultery, you must provide evidence that your spouse had sexual intercourse with another person.

Unreasonable Behavior

If your spouse’s behavior has made it difficult or impossible for you to continue living with them, you may be able to get a divorce on the grounds of unreasonable behavior. Unreasonable behaviour can encompass a wide range of behaviours, including physical or emotional abuse, financial abuse, addiction or neglect.


If your spouse has left you and refuses to return, you may be able to get a divorce on the grounds of desertion.

Two Years Separation with Consent

If you have been separated from your spouse for two years and both of you agree to the divorce, you can apply for a divorce on the grounds of two years separation with consent.

Five Years Separation

If you have been separated from your spouse for five years, you can apply for a divorce on the grounds of five years separation, even if your spouse does not agree to the divorce.

Why Choose Us For Your Divorce Proceedings?

Experienced Legal Team

You benefit from expert guidance throughout your divorce case process. We help you understand your actual rights and navigate legal complexities confidently.

Indemnity Coverage

Our £5m professional indemnity cover ensures that you are financially protected in the event of any legal errors or omissions.

Support for Representing Yourself

Save money compared to hiring a solicitor with our affordable McKenzie Friend services. We ensure quality assistance without high legal fees for family court.

ICO Regulated

Your privacy is important. We adhere to regulations set forth by the ICO, providing you with confidence in the safety and security of your data within our systems.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the costs involved in getting a divorce in the UK?

The cost of divorce in the UK varies depending on factors like children, agreement, and court. Expect to pay £500-£2,000 in court fees alone.

How much does it cost to hire a McKenzie Friend for Divorce Cases?

A McKenzie Friend’s cost depends on how complicated your case is and their experience. However, they’re generally much cheaper than hiring a lawyer. While initial in-depth consultations with McKenzie Friends typically start around £100, we offer a free initial consultation for the first 30 minutes to discuss your case and determine how we can assist you further.

Will I need a solicitor to go to court for a divorce case?

You do not need a solicitor to go to court for a divorce case. You can represent yourself in court, or ask us to help you. As a McKenzie Friend, we can provide support and assistance to you in court if you are not represented by a lawyer.

How long does it take to get a divorce in the UK?

The time it takes to get a divorce in the UK varies depending on whether the divorce is contested or uncontested. Uncontested divorces can be finalised in as little as six weeks. Contested divorces can take several months or even years to finalise.

My spouse is missing, can I still get a divorce?

You can still get a divorce even if you can’t find your spouse. The court will need evidence that you’ve tried to locate them, but you won’t need to rely on the usual grounds like 2 years’ separation or adultery.

What are the most common disputes that arise during divorce proceedings?

The most common disputes that arise during divorce proceedings are disputes over child custody, child support, and financial settlements.

Other Family Law Services

We Advise on These Family Law Matters Too

Divorce and Separation

Civil Partnerships

Child Custody & Visitation


Domestic Abuse

Financial Settlements

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