A divorce is an order by the court to legally end your marriage.
You can apply for a divorce in England and Wales after 12 months of marriage, issues may arise in respect of habitual residence and domicile. Currently you will need to show you have grounds for divorce.
The individual starting the divorce will be the Petitioner, who will prepare the divorce petition. A simple divorce can commence through the online divorce service, however complexities arise through divorces that are contested i.e. your partner has applied for a divorce and you do not accept the terms of the divorce or you wish to remain married.
The next two key stages in the divorce are Decree Nisi and Decree Absolute. The process can take around 4 to 6 months.
We can also assist you with advice regarding annulment.
Please do contact us to discuss a ‘non-fault divorce’.