Forms Under Divorce
D183 - About Divorce
D8 - Application for Divorce
You can only make an application for divorce or dissolution if you have been in your marriage or civil partnership for at least one year. This does not apply to (judicial) separation applications. The information you give will be used as evidence by the court to decide if you are entitled to legally end your marriage or civil partnership or to get a (judicial) separation order from your partner. A copy of this form will be sent to your spouse/civil partner by the court. If there are exceptional reasons why your application should be dealt with urgently then please set those reasons out in a covering letter.
EX160 - Apply for help with fees
Use this form to apply for financial help with a court or tribunal fee: you may not have to pay a fee, or you may get some money off.
D84 - Application for a decree nisi
You can apply for a decree nisi if your husband or wife doesn’t defend your divorce petition.
A decree nisi is a document that says that the court doesn’t see any reason why you can’t divorce.
If your husband or wife doesn’t agree to the divorce, you can still apply for a decree nisi. However, you’ll have to go to a court hearing to discuss the case, where a judge will decide whether to grant you a decree nisi.
D185 - Divorce and Children Advice
Before you fill this form, please read leaflets D183 – About divorce/dissolution and D184 – I want to get a divorce/dissolution – what do I do?