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Hello, this is Jim and welcome to JustAnswer.
Thank you for the question, I am reviewing the details now and I will aim to resolve it as quickly as possible for you.
If you receive means tested benefits then you should be able to obtain a court fee exemption. To petition for a divorce there is a court fee of £593 - though you mentioned you are receiving benefits which means you should be able to claim a fee exemption. You can petition for a divorce here: https://www.gov.uk/divorce/file-for-divorceYou will note on that link the help with fees tab which you can click to apply for that too. If the divorce is likely to be contested / if you have assets to split then a solicitor could be instructed - there are pro bono lawyers around who would not charge you if you met their criteria.
If you need a lawyer to act for you then there are pro bono (free of charge) lawyers who could assist you. You can try these firms for legal representation (they are a charity who connect you to pro bono lawyers) : LawWorks or /www.nationalprobonocentre.org.uk/finding-legal-help/
Here is another: https://www.lawcentres.org.uk
And there is this one too : Advocate: Finding free legal help from barristers
Or if none of the above can help, you can find a local solicitor via this site: https://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk
I hope this answers the question. If you have any follow up questions then please do let me know.
Just a final note that I am free most days and would be happy to assist with any other queries you may have.
Thanks and sorry to hear that. Please let me know if can answer anything else for you.
OK, thanks. If it's uncontested then it would be a simple procedure, a petition is filed, they respond to it to confirm if they will contest it or not. If not then decree nisi will be pronounced. You then apply for decree absolute which then dissolves the marriage.