Online Divorce In The Spotlight

The Legal Services Consumer Panel wants to assess the risks and challenges of an increasing trend for people to access legal services online. It has jointly commissioned research with the Legal Services Board, intending to interview consumers for first-hand experience of the quality of service provided. A panel spokesman said, "We see that many consumers are attracted by the wider choice, convenience, speed and cost benefits of such approaches, although we also foresee potential risks such as unclear regulatory boundaries and privacy".

A lack of personalised advice risks important matters being missed and a failure to spot any issue which is not raised specifically by you as the client. Proceedings are usually started in the court local to the online provider rather than being local to you. If it does then become necessary to attend court, you will have to travel to attend hearings and have no opportunity to assess the experience of the person carrying out the work for you.

Fosters provides a tailor-made approach to your divorce, offering clear, sensible advice at an affordable cost.

If you have any queries about this issue or any other family aspect of a relationship breakdown, please contact Lucy Simpson at or speak with a member of our Family Law Department by calling the main switchboard on 01603 620508.

For more information on Divorce and Separation, including frequently asked questions please follow this link to the Divorce and Separation page.