Divorce Solicitor London

You can get a divorce if you have been married at least a year and your relationship has permanently broken down.

You must have a marriage that is legally recognised in the UK, and have a permanent home in England or Wales.

Three main steps to getting divorce

Step 1- File a divorce petition - you have to apply to the court for permission to divorce, and show reasons why you want the marriage to end.

Step 2- Apply for a decree nisi - if your spouse agrees to the petition, you’ll get a document saying there’s no reason you can’t divorce.

Step 3- Apply for a decree absolute - this legally ends your marriage - you need to wait 6 weeks after you get the decree nisi (Step 2) before you can apply for a decree absolute.

If you are thinking about a divorce and wish to discuss it with us please contact us bearing in mind that we would ask you the following questions:

  • the reasons for a divorce
  • how you’ll look after any children
  • how you’ll split up money, property and possessions

It is helpful if you discus the above with your spouse (husband, wife/civil partner) to see if you can agree on any of them. If you can agree on all three above beforehand, the divorce paperwork should be straightforward.

Contact Narges Badrikohi on mail@nbksolicitors.com or (0044) (0) 20 8349 8198