Divorce

You can get a divorce if you have been married at least a year and your relationship has permanently broken down.

You must have a marriage that is legally recognised in the UK, and have a permanent home in England or Wales.

There are 3 main steps to getting divorced:

  1. File a divorce petition – you have to apply to the court for permission to divorce, and show reasons why you want the marriage to end.
  2. Apply for a decree Nisi – if your spouse agrees to the petition, you’ll get a document saying there’s no reason you can’t divorce.
  3. Apply for a decree absolute – this legally ends your marriage – you need to wait 6 weeks after you get the decree Nisi before you can apply.

You can get mediation to help work out an agreement with your husband or wife about money, property or children.

We at King Davies and Partners have a specialist Solicitor who will help you through all the key steps in your Divorce and provide you with the best advice to help make the Divorce as easy as possible.

Unfortunately we no longer offer Legal Aid, but if the Solicitor thinks you may be entitled to it she will advise you accordingly.

If you would like to speak to someone regarding this, then please Contact Us and speak to our Mrs Madeline Rand.