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This covers the legal costs involved in obtaining a divorce decree from the Courts. That includes all costs associated with drafting any legal documentation and all court fees.
It does not cover any costs associated with financial matters. These would be dealt with and charged out separately. Please see the relevant guides on Financial Issues.
The first step is to lodge a divorce petition with the court. In the UK, grounds need to be given in order to obtain a divorce. The reason that needs to be cited is irretrievable breakdown. There are 5 facts which constitute irretrievable breakdown and they are:
The petition will be sent to the court along with a court fee.
It will then be served on the other party, who should acknowledge that they have been served with the petition.
In most cases the court shortly thereafter grant a Decree Nisi and set down a date for the Decree Absolute, that is the divorce certificate, which will be at least 6 weeks after the Decree Nisi.
Generally, provided there are no complicating factors, it should take 4 - 6 months from lodging the petition to obtaining the Decree Absolute.
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