How to apply for a divorce and what is involved – top 5 questions answered.
the final step which legally dissolves the marriage, will be available six weeks and one day after the pronouncement of the Decree Nisi.
Can I start divorce proceedings while we still live in the same house?
Yes, subject to certain specific rules regarding attempted reconciliations and residing in the same property.
Can I start divorce proceedings on my own adultery?
No, you can only petition on the basis of the other party’s adultery.
Do I need to name a Co-Respondent to that adultery?
Not unless you wish to do so. Indeed we actively encourage parties not to name a co-respondent.
Will there be any Court hearings if the proceedings are undefended?
No, the divorce will proceed on the paperwork alone.
Does it matter who divorces whom and on what basis, for the purposes of financial or children matters?
No. Generally speaking the reason for the divorce is not relevant for the purposes of either financial or children matters.
How long will the divorce take?
Generally the divorce will take up to four months, although this may depend on the progress of financial matters.