The Court needs certain documents when you apply for divorce. You have to file an application stating that your marriage or civil partnership has broken down irretrievably. You can do this on your own or you and your spouse or civil partner can apply jointly. You must also file an official form of marriage certificate. If the certificate is not in English (e.g. you were married abroad), you will need a translation. When a solicitor files the papers, a Certificate Regarding Reconciliation advice must be filed.
The Court processes these documents and they are sent (or “served”) on the other party, who has a limited time (14 days) to file an Acknowledgement. Read more about the process involved in applying for divorce.
The process is essentially administrative and does not require any personal attendances at Court unless there are special circumstances.
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