Can I use Intelligent Divorce before paying you?
Yes. Simply click the 'Sign up' button on the top right of this screen to create your free account.
This is not a trial. You can carry on working on your case - and not pay a penny - until you either want to submit your information to get the barrister's opinion or you both want to start working on the co-operative service.
You can also call or email us at any time for help or support - and we'll happily provide telephone or online tutorials on how to use the site if you think that might be useful.
What help do I get while I am using Intelligent Divorce?
We offer both on screen help and phone, email or messaging support.
Pop-up help text clearly explains what you need to do and why. Just click on the yellow question mark where displayed.
You'll also have your own personal case manager, who will be there to answer any questions you have on the process or how to use the site.
Call us on 0844 745 6850 at any time for help on any aspects of our services and how to use them. Alternatively email our helpline (firstname.lastname@example.org) or use the messaging facility within the site.
We're always happy to provide a telephone or online tutorial on how to use the site if you think that might be useful - just call us!
Can I edit the information I've entered if things change?
Yes. You can carry on changing anything you have entered right up to the moment that you submit your information to us.
If you are using the co-operative service, you will be told each time your ex-partner adds a new item or changes any information on an item you have already agreed.
Do I have to co-operate with my partner to use Intelligent Divorce?
No. You can obtain a legal opinion to help your own negotiations, perhaps if your ex-partner has appointed a solicitor or even just for your own peace of mind - this is called our solo service.
Is it easy to move from the solo to the co-operative service once I have started?
Yes. You can invite your ex-partner to join you on the co-operative service at any time before have submitted your information.
So you can get started now for FREE, try it out and then ask your ex-partner to join you if you think our co-operative service is suitable - and you don't have to pay a penny until you start working together.
How can the co-operative service help us if we have already come to an agreement on our finances?
Many people use the co-operative service even if they have already come to an agreement on finances.
They use the barrister's opinion to 'reality check' their agreement, to ensure that it is fair to both parties, and also that it will be approved by a judge when ID turns it into the legally binding Consent Order.
How can the co-operative service help us if we haven’t yet come to an agreement on our finances?
Once you have listed and agreed your assets and liabilities, given your views on the outcome you'd like and you have an opinion from the barrister, you can use that opinion to work towards an agreement.
You are not bound in any way by what the barrister says, but we believe it's an invaluable starting point for your discussions – and gives you a framework in which to form your agreement.
Once you have reached agreement, ID will turn that agreement into a legally binding Consent Order (click here for more information).
Do I need to talk to my ex-partner if I choose the co-operative service?
No. If you'd prefer not to talk to each other you can still co-operate on resolving the money issues by communicating online.
The message function allows you to send messages to your ex-partner and your case manager, so you can communicate through the Intelligent Divorce site, without having to talk to each other or emails.
Are there any hidden or extra costs?
There are no hidden costs.
(Though if you decide you need an independent valuation of an asset - typically a pension or a business - then you will have to pay for that valuation.)
In the co-operative service, you will also have to pay the fees required by the court to lodge your Consent Order with them (currently £45).
If you haven't yet started formal divorce proceedings we will handle and manage that process for you free of charge – though, as with all the online divorce providers, you'll have to pay the court fees (currently £385).
How do I pay?
Once you have decided you want to use Intelligent Divorce you can pay in one of four ways
Can I share payment with my ex-partner?
Yes. Payment can be split any way you like.
Will my information be safe?
Yes. All data is stored on a server hosted by FastHosts, one of the UK's leading hosting companies. Data is transmitted using a Secure Socket layer which means it is encrypted the minute you press the save button.
Also we never share any data with any third party.