My divorce – what is the process?

The divorce process commences once the first document, called a Petition, is submitted to the court by the spouse who starts the divorce (the Petitioner) which then issues a copy to the other spouse (the Respondent). From filing the petition to the issue of the Decree Absolute takes between 4 and 6 months notwithstanding any delays, commonly caused by advice from divorce lawyers for reasons connected to financial issues. The reasons for filing a divorce are stated in the Petition, acceptable grounds for divorce being any of the following….

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