What are the stages of the divorce process?

Stage 1 – The Divorce application is sent to the Court. This can be done online or by post. 

Stage 2 – The court will send a copy of the divorce application to your spouse who must respond within 14 days. 

Stage 3 – You enter into a 20-week cooling off period. During this time you can resolve any financial or children issues .

Stage 4 – After 20 weeks, you can apply for the Conditional Order to be issued. 

Stage 5 – Six weeks and 1 day after the Conditional Order is pronounced, you can apply for the Final Order to legally end the marriage. 

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