Website duo aim to ease pain of divorce

James Gilbert, left, and Jon Morris have set up a website to offer couples cheap and easy divorces after changes to legal aid.
James Gilbert, left, and Jon Morris have set up a website to offer couples cheap and easy divorces after changes to legal aid.
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Two entrepreneurial businessmen are hoping to help out heartbroken households.

Jon Morris and James Gilbert, both 24, have set up their own business to offer couples a quick divorce procedure without the costly solicitors bills.

Jon, a marketing assistant, and James, a case manager at a law firm, have set up speeddivorce.co.uk after seeing a gap in the market for couples wanting cheap and easy divorces after legal aid for divorces was cut by the Government.

But far from exploiting the misery of many, the pair say they intend to offer people in distress a painless and cheap separation service.

Jon, a former Baines High School and Sixth Form student, said: “Our idea came about because of the legislation and funding changes.

“We’re going to try to take pressure off people, we’ll offer a step-by-step process.

“We’re not cashing in, what we’re doing is helping people going through a difficult time achieve what they want to achieve.”

James added: “We anticipated a shift in demand from more expensive methods, to online budget divorce packages. Our assumptions seem to have been correct and we’ve have had hundreds of enquiries about our business offering.

“The key to our brand is providing sympathy, understanding, and making the divorce process as easy as possible for the people involved.”

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