Mutual Divorce Lawyer

We offer a fixed fee for an agreed divorce of £850 plus vat and court fees of £593.

Amicable divorce and separation cases take approximately 4-5 months to resolve. If your case involves children or financial concerns, it can sometimes take longer. We recommend discussing your case at our no obligation initial consultation where we can advise you on timescales and costs. If your case becomes confrontational, Shortlands will work with a team of experts to ensure that it is fully prepared before presenting it in court. At this stage we will review timescales so that you are fully aware of the procedure and tasks involved.

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Our Family Law Services

Shortlands is a boutique family law firm with over 20 years of experience in dealing with the trials and tribulations of a divorce and all family law matters. As a result, we have become the first choice of family law specialists in London.

Procedure for an Agreed/ Mutual Divorce

If you and your spouse have reached the difficult decision that you wish to end your relationship quickly, then the procedure for mutual divorce is simple. An ‘agreed’ petition can be filed with the court with your original Marriage Certificate and a fee. The other party will then be sent sealed copies of the petition, together with an Acknowledgement of Service form to complete indicating that they are happy for the divorce to proceed. There is no need for either party to attend court. The procedure is simple and essentially administrative.


However, you may wish to seek advice from a lawyer to ensure all paperwork has been completed properly to avoid delay and complications in the future.


See our flowchart for a simple overview: Divorce Flowchart

Divorce Flowchart


For more extensive advice and information on mutual divorce, please email or call us to book an initial consultation.

Speak to Our Family Law Experts

Our professional and highly experienced team of family lawyers can assist you in your legal matters with full respect, ensuring you maintain a private family life. For more extensive advice and information, please email or call us 02076299905 or book an initial online consultation.

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We understand that every case is different and has its own complexities. Our experts are dedicated to guiding you through the legal process with tailored solutions which work for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You have to be married for at least one year before divorce can be commenced. 

No. You are able to divorce in the UK as long as you or your spouse have been resident here for at least one year before starting your case, or you and your spouse are domiciled in the UK.

No. The same procedure has to be followed before divorce is finalised. See Our Flowchart

– A divorce petition

– Original Marriage Certificate, with translation if appropriate

– A fee

An ‘agreed divorce’ takes about 5-6 months to finalise.

You are still able to divorce by showing the court that you have made attempts to locate them. The facts of 2 years’ separation with consent or adultery should not be relied upon in this instance.

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