Grounds for divorce
You may be surprised to learn there is only one ground for for divorce: the ‘irretrievable breakdown of the marriage’.
This is proved by any one of five facts:
The Process of the actual divorce (If both parties agree to the divorce then there is no need to attend court)
The Petitioner applies for a decree absolute after six weeks and one day has passed from decree nisi being granted. This decree is a final order from the court that officially ends the marriage, allowing each party to remarry. The Petitioner can delay in making the application for example if financial arrangements have not yet been finalised. However, if the absolute has not been applied for after 3 months then the respondent can do so.
This process does not include the financial settlement stage of the divorce. This can be far more complex and be time consuming if agreement cannot be reached.
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