We’re often asked, ‘How quickly can I get divorced?’ The answer is that it all depends on the circumstances of the case. A so-called ‘quickie’ divorce is usually possible if the divorce is uncontested (most are these days) – and if there are no children or financial issues, such as pensions, to resolve. Although you can sometimes obtain a Decree Absolute within six months, more often than not it will take much longer when it involves children, money or a contested petition.
Your Betteridges divorce specialist will advise you on the likelihood of obtaining a ‘quickie’ divorce – and whether it’s advisable. Equally importantly, we’ll explain the emotional cost of a contested divorce, which involves a public hearing, unlike a ‘quickie’, which is private from start to finish.