|Mahie Abey, Family Solicitor|
But recently the government has announced that, in an attempt to improve efficiency, all divorce petitions should be sent by post (you can't turn up in person) to one of eleven new centralised divorce processing centres. (The only exception to this is if you need your divorce petition issuing urgently, in which case you would be using a solicitor.)
Find your nearest divorce processing centre by going here, clicking on Next and then selecting 'Divorce: ending a marriage'. Say that you are about to start a new claim and then enter your postcode.
So, post everything listed above off to the address shown.
Are there any major elephant traps at this stage? To be honest, no. Furthermore as long as your ex-partner co-operates the rest of the divorce process should be relatively straightforward. You have done the hard work.
I will tell you what to do from now in another blog.
Have a look at our other illustrated practical guides to the divorce process and sorting out your finances.