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Beginning divorce proceedings

Starting the divorce process

Find below guidance on beginning the divorce process and forms you may need to complete.

You can find further legal guidance on divorce, separation and relationship breakdown.

You should also make sure you read all the notes on the procedure for getting divorce and notes at the back of the divorce petition form.

Notes on the procedure for getting divorced

Divorce petition form

If you have children

If you have children, you should read the guidance on divorce arrangements for children and complete form 5. 

Divorce arrangements for children

Form 5: Statement of arrangements for children

You'll need to file all the correct paperwork with the court to begin divorce proceedings.

Guidance on the divorce process

Forms you may need to complete

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