The form required to petition for a divorce or a dissolution of a civil partnership
You can only make an application for divorce or dissolution if you have been in your marriage or civil partnership for at least one year. This does not apply to (judicial) separation applications. The information you give will be used as evidence by the court to decide if you are entitled to legally end your marriage or civil partnership or to get a (judicial) separation order from your partner. A copy of this form will be sent to your spouse/civil partner by the court. If there are exceptional reasons why your application should be dealt with urgently then please set those reasons out in a covering letter.