There has been numerous celebrity divorces that have been mentioned in the media recently, which always refer to “quickie divorces” that take just a few seconds to grant and then the marriage is over. Examples of recent articles we have come across include Nicole Appleton and Liam Gallagher’s divorce: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2599530/Where-Did-It-All-Go-Wrong-Liam-Gallagher-Nicole-Appleton-set-end-six-year-marriage-quickie-divorce.html
We often have clients asking for a “quickie divorce” or what fact should they issue a divorce petition on to get the quickest divorce. Unfortunately there is no such thing as a “quickie divorce” as every case whether you are a celebrity or not has to follow the same set court procedure, which we advise clients can take about 4 – 6 months unless there is a delay caused due to resolving the financial matters.
Indeed the Decree Nisi (which is just over half way in the proceedings) takes a matter of minutes to be granted by the Court, however the Nisi does not mean that you are officially divorced. You then have to wait for a period of 6 weeks and 1 day before you can apply for the Decree Absolute, which is what dissolves the marriage.
If you are considering divorce and would like a chat or more information, please feel free to contact Sarah Curbishley or Victoria Mansfield on 01606 48777.