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These notes are to help filling out form D8.
This form is to apply to the court for a divorce or a civil dissolution. You should complete this petition if you wish to make an application to the court to dissolve a marriage or civil partnership or if you wish to obtain a (judicial) separation from your spouse or civil partner. You can only apply for a divorce / dissolution if you have been in your marriage or civil partnership for at least one year.
The Form A is used to apply to court for a financial settlement relating to divorce.
It is used in two main situations:
1) Agreement Reached - Where a couple have agreed a financial settlement then Form A is sent to court along with a Consent Order and a D81 Statement of Information to request that the court to review and approve the Consent Order.
2) Unable to Agree - Where a couple are unable to agree on a settlement then either party may decide to take the matter to court. They do this by submitting Form A which will lead to the court holding a series of live court hearings to decide the case.
This form is used to provide financial disclosure which is used as a basis for the negotiation of a financial settlement. You may be asked to complete this form by the court (if you are a litigant in person), by your solicitor or by a mediator.
Use this form for recovery under the statutory charge and request to postpone enforcement.
Use this form to give reasons for withdrawal of a legal aid certificate.
Use this form to request prior authority or a change to cost limitation (where applicable).
Legal aid application for amendment or prior authority in civil cases.
Family help (higher) and legal representation in family proceedings.
For legal representation: non-family proceedings.