We understand that the breakdown of any relationship is an upsetting an emotional time for all parties involved. Our team will be sympathetic and sensitive to your situation and we will assist you to achieve a swift and painless resolution of your difference.

It is important to separate the process of divorce from the issues of your children and finances, which will be dealt with separately by the Court.

Since April 2022 the law in relation to divorce has changed. The divorce/dissolution application needs only to detail that there has been an irretrievable breakdown in the marriage. As from April 2022 there is no longer a need to particularise the facts by citing adultery, unreasonable behaviour, or periods of separation. The new rules also set out new terminology. What was referred to in the past as the divorce petition now becomes the Application, the word Petitioner replaced by Applicant. The old name of Decree Nisi becomes a Conditional Order, and the words Decree Absolute are now Final Divorce Order.

Who can issue?

A joint application or a sole application can be submitted to the court. The subsequent orders, conditional and final, can be applied for either individually or jointly.

How long will it take?

The procedure under the new rules will take a minimum of 6 months, but possibly longer if financial issues have not been agreed. It is generally advisable not to apply for the Final Divorce Order until after the Court have approved financial arrangements.

Please call 0333 016 3333 and speak to a member of our Team if you require any help or assistance.

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