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The Divorce Process - a quick divorce takes several months to complete.

 
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You

 

Your Lawyer

 

The Court

 

Spouse

                 

Step 1 - The Divorce Petition

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  You complete a simple questionnaire and send it to the lawyer, with your marriage certificate and proof of id.  
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The lawyer completes the divorce petition. You need to pay the court fee of £550. The lawyer then sends the forms and fee to court.
 
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The court registers your divorce, opens a case file and assigns a case number.
 
 
                 

Step 2 - The Acknowledgement of Service

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          The court sends the petition and Acknowledgement of Service forms to your spouse.  >


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Your spouse has 7 days to respond, but may take longer, typically 2 to 3 weeks.
     
                 

Step 3 - The Affadavit and Application for Directions

solicitor-suit.jpg       The lawyer, on your behalf, completes the Affadavit in support of the petition and the Application for Directions form. 
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The court sends the lawyer the Acknowledgement of Service.    
                 

Step 4 - The Decree Nisi

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Your lawyer notifies you that you of the Decree Nisi.
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A judges reviews the documents and if satisfied, sets a date for the Decree Nisi. The Decree Nisi is pronounced and the court notifies your lawyer.
   
                 

Step 5 - Consent Order [Optional]

chat.jpg   If you and your spouse can reach an agreement over finances it can be made legally  binding in a Consent Order.  
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Your lawyer can draft a Consent Order based on your requirements and submit it to court.  
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A judge will review the Consent Order and as long as it is reasonably fair then it will be approved and made final and legally binding.  
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You spouse must agree to and sign the Consent Order, and you both have to provide a short financial disclosure.
                 

Step 6 - Apply For Decree Absolute

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You receive your Decree Absolute and are finally  legally divorced.
 




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Six weeks after the Decree Nisi the lawyer applies to court for the absolute

The lawyer forwards the certificate on to you.
 
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If everything is in order, the court will issue the Decree Absolute.


The court sends the Decree Absolute to your lawyer.