Rejected petitions: why you need to get your divorce papers in order
A new survey by Resolution has revealed that 40% of divorce petitions are not completed properly and are returned by the divorce centre.
No court fee enclosed
Details of marriage incorrect
Cited facts in Part 5 do not match the statement of the case made in Part 6
No marriage certificate included, or a photocopy (not certified copy) included
No addresses given for all parties
Shocking levels of errors
If you’d like help completing your divorce application, or want to consult us about any aspect of your divorce, call us for an appointment. (Please note that we cannot complete forms during our free 30 minute consultation time. We can, however, talk through any concerns you may have about a current divorce, or discuss if you want to start proceedings.)
The divorce must-have: your original marriage certificate
So, if you’re even just considering divorce, this is a vital document to locate as soon as possible.
If you cannot find your marriage certificate, and you were married in England or Wales, you can obtain a copy of your certificate from the General Register Office (GRO) website. For urgent cases, you can use the priority service, for next day delivery by 4pm.
For more details of our divorce services, or to book a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your situation, call LGFL today. We’re here to help.