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Persons who are resident in England can bring the divorce proceedings to the English court. In most cases, the divorce process is conducted through the English court when the spouses have property or creditors in the country. The divorce process in England can only be initiated if your marriage is at least 12 months old and the spouses acknowledge that there is no reconciliation option.
-What does the divorce process in England involve?
Divorce process takes three stages:
The first stage is the actual divorce, i.e. annulment of marriage;
During the second stage, the place of residence and the monetary amount of maintenance of minors are determined;
The third step involves all financial issues such as any joint assets or borrowings.
If there are no contentious financial or child custody issues, it is possible to only perform first stage of the divorce process (annulment of marriage). This way, the divorce process takes less time and costs less.
-What qualifies as a valid reason for divorce?
From the legal point of view, the only basis for divorce is that "the marriage has broken in irreversibly and the total marital life is no longer possible". This may be based on adultery, unacceptable behaviour of the spouse, or because spouses already live in separation.
-Is the spouse's consent required to start the process of divorce?
In most cases a consent of the spouse is not required. The exception only applies when the only reason for divorce is the spouses living apart for more than 2 years.
-How long does the divorce process normally take?
In most cases, the divorce process lasts two to three months, during which time it is not necessarily mandatory to attend the court proceedings.