Timescales for Divorce and Civil Partnership Dissolution

Typical Timescales 

  • An undefended Divorce or Civil Partnership dissolution usually takes between 4 and 6 months
  • Sometimes the divorce is not finalised for over a year whilst the parties negotiate a financial settlement or make an application to the court
  • If the other party does not acknowledge receipt of the papers and a court application has to be made to prove service that may add a further 3-4 months to the process

Examples of factors which affect timescale

  • Delay in providing evidence of identity and/or initial payment on account of costs from you
  • Delay in agreeing the paperwork
  • Delays at court due to Covid 19 or similar restricted working conditions
  • Delay in the other party acknowledging receipt
  • Delay whilst a financial settlement is reached

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