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HARROGATE OFFICE 
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Divorce Procedure's advice from a Leeds Lawyer 

To start divorce proceedings it is necessary to complete an application form to be filed at Court. This is known as the Petition. It is a good idea to get your spouse's consent to a divorce Petition before it is filed before the Court to avoid the expense of any later disputes in relation to the contents of the Petition. Having consent may help to keep things amicable throughout the divorce procedure as well as being less expensive. 
 
 

The Divorce procedure : 

01.  

The Court serves the Petition together with an Acknowledgement of Service on the Respondent. This is the spouse who did not commence the proceedings. 

02.  

Within 14 days the Respondent should file the Acknowledgement of Service. The Court sends the Petitioner (the spouse who started the proceedings) a copy of the acknowledgement filed by the Respondent.. 

03.  

Our solicitors will prepare the Petitioner's application for Decree Nisi including a statement for the Petitioner to sign confirming that the contents of the Petition are true. Both the Petitioner and Respondent are then advised of the date fixed for the Decree Nisi. The date is likely to be a few weeks after the application was lodged.. 

04.  

6 weeks and 1 day after the Decree Nisi the Petitioner may apply for the Decree Absolute. 

 Get legal advice if you want help with the divorce procedures 

Contact one of our divorce lawyers today if you want help with the divorce procedures Our Leeds and Chapel Allerton teams of divorce experts may be able to agree the contents of the divorce Petition with your spouse or their solicitor. With some of the leading solicitors and lawyers Leeds has to offer to get yourself the right advice with Avery Walters. 
 
Contact us on 0113 200 7480 or email us on info@averywalters.com to arrange your free initial, no obligation consultation. 
 
 
 
Amanda Cuthbert 
Family Law Solicitor 

START YOUR CASE TODAY 

 
Phone: 0113 200 7480 
 
Email: ac@averywalters.com 
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