Getting a divorce is not an easy task as it involves many complexities. In this blog, we will discuss the process of How to do divorce.
The divorce process starts from filing all the necessary paperwork to the courts, which includes submitting a writ of divorce accompanied by a statement of claim citing the grounds under which you are seeking divorce.
Once done with that the partner who is filing a divorce must also submit a proposal stating how any minor children of the union will be provided for after the separation is finalized. They also need to give a housing plan detailing how the shared home will be divided or disposed. The respondent spouse is informed about the initiation of divorce process, once all documents are received by the court.
The process continues with a Status Conference scheduled by the court within six weeks from the respondent’s declaration of having no objection to the grounds. But if the respondent has objected, then the spouses have to enter into court-mandated counselling until they reconcile or they decide that divorce is inevitable.
The court puts an effort to save the marriage by providing a three-month cooling-off period. Also, in order to grant a divorce, it is important that the judge is completely convinced that the marriage is beyond repair. After getting convinced, the judge provides a certificate of divorce.