When you or your spouse decides that your marriage has irretrievably broken down then issuing divorce proceedings is the formal way of ending the marriage. It may well be a difficult step for you to take but may be the best option for you in order to achieve a final financial settlement. You should be aware of all the implications of what divorcing your spouse or being divorced means. Timing when to apply for either of the two Decrees, Decree Nisi or Decree Absolute can be critical.

The decision of whether you want a divorce or not may be taken out of your hands if your spouse decides to issue anyway.  If that happens there are various routes you can take and you should have all the options and implications available to you before deciding what to do. You will be encouraged if possible to agree who will petition for divorce, the facts and details to be relied upon as well as who is to be responsible for costs and in what proportion before either of you start the process.

Guidance on issuing proceedings or responding to proceedings and support throughout the process is provided in accordance with your particular circumstances.


If you would like more information and/or a written guide in relation to this please contact us.