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Divorce: the process

Divorce: the process


  • A 'Petition for Divorce' is sent to the county court, with 'The Statement as to Arrangements for Children' if children are involved.
  • The Divorce Petition is issued by the Family Law Court
  • 'Acknowledgement of Service' and photocopies of the documents are sent to the husband / wife (the Respondent). This form asks a number of questions, including if the divorce will be opposed. If not, it will be a 'non defended case'. This should be returned within seven days of receipt.
  • A copy of the 'Acknowledgment of Service' is sent to the Petitioner.
  • The Affidavit in Support of the Petition' is then sent to the court when applying for the divorce. This is prepared for you by your solicitor.
  • If the court is satisfied that the marriage has irretrievably broken down and one of the five facts (above) applies, the judge will fix a date for the 'Decree Nisi' of divorce to be pronounced.
  • Six weeks after the Decree Nisi is pronounced, the Decree Absolute can be applied for by the Petitioner - and when the Decree Absolute is pronounced the divorce is completed.

A divorce generally takes around six months, but this can be longer or shorter depending on how co-operative each partner is.



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Georgia Corby LL.B. Hons

Georgia Corby LL.B. Hons

Georgia has a broad legal knowledge. She is thorough, calm and compassionate; she deals with divorce, civil partnership dissolution, co-habitation, finances and children's matters as Head of the Family Law department. Georgia is a member of Resolution.

Family Law at Dale & Co. Solicitors Lincoln offers expert advice after a relationship has broken down.

You will be offered sensible options when clear thinking is needed. Solicitor Georgia Corby has a reputation for calmness and compassion combined with firmness. She is a member of Resolution.

Our specialist Divorce Lawyers are experienced in dealing with Children's matters, Divorce, Civil Partnership and Finance arrangements - including complex financial matters, pensions and mortgages.

  • Call in for our free "Divorce and Separation" booklet.
  • Or ring us to arrange a free first appointment to find out where you stand.
  • You will receive the full support of our efficient and flexible Family Law team.
  • Virtually all clients of our Family Law clients, who returned our client Questionnaires, said that they would recommend us.

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