Divorce & Separation – Documents Needed For a Divorce
You will need the following documents for divorce proceedings…
- Your original marriage certificate or a certified copy
- The divorce petition and one copy
- A Statement of arrangements and one copy (if children are involved)
- A cheque for £415.00p or an application for a fees exemption/remission
- A statement of reconciliation if you are going to instruct a solicitor
If you were married abroad and your marriage certificate is not in English then you will need to obtain a translation by a translation service that is recognised by the Court. To be recognised by the Court the translation has to be certified by a notary public or authenticated by a statement of truth.
In the divorce proceedings if you refer to there having been court proceedings involving your family then you will need to annex a copy of the Court Order to the divorce petition.
The statement of arrangements document sets out information about who looks after the children; where they go to school; and information about their health and other matters.
If you submit an application for a fees exemption or remission you will need to complete a form called an EX160 (latest edition 9/13). You will also need documentary evidence to support your claim for full or partial exemption from the Court fee.
If you are going to instruct a solicitor then your solicitor must complete and file a statement of reconciliation. This statement certifies that your solicitor has discussed with you whether or not the possibility of a reconciliation has been discussed and given you the names and addresses of persons qualified to help effect a reconciliation.
Please refer the divorce document on our website for further information.