This is the name of Court proceedings that deal with the property and financial
Acknowledgement of Service Form
This form is completed by the person who is issued with the
divorce proceedings. In this form they acknowledge that they have received the divorce documentation and indicate whether
or not they agree to the divorce.
Cash Equivalent Transfer Value. The value of a pension if it were to be encashed.
The CETV does not always give an accurate figure and it is believed that the pension can often be worth a higher amount.
This document sets out the arrangements in relation to property and finances and
is signed by both parties and sent to the Court. If the Court feels the arrangements are satisfactory they will seal
it and the settlement will become binding. The Consent Order is often referred to as a Clean Break Consent Order as
it will dismiss any further claims from either party.
This document is confirmation
from the Court that the divorce can proceed. It does not end the marriage.
This is the document that dissolves the marriage. This can be applied for
six weeks and a day after the Decree Nisi.
The document that sets out the Petioners' intention to divorce the Respondent together
with the grounds. There is a Court Fee payable for issuing this Petition which can be paid by the Petitioner the Respondent
or in cases of low finances the Petitioner may be exempt from payment.
The actual process of dealing with the divorce from
issuing the proceedings to pronouncing Decree Absolute.
This is the document that sets out the person issuing
proceedings' intention to divorce and the grounds in which the divorce is sought on.
The person who issues the Divorce Proceedings. There has been a move over
the last few years to avoid using words such as Petitioner and Respondent but to instead refer to parties as Husband and Wife
in Court documentation.
This is an agent who arranges to serve the Respondent
with the divorce documentation if the Acknowledgement of Service form is not completed.
The person who is served with and responds to the Divorce
Statement of Arrangements for Children
This form is sent to the Court with the divorce petition
an indicates arrangements for any children in relation to education, living arrangements, health requirements etc.