In Jamaica there are basically 3 stages to the divorce process.There is the Petition stage wherein which the party seeking the divorce presents his or her Petition to the Court.Then there is the Application for a Decree Nisi followed by a mandatory 6 week waiting period before the final stage may begin which is the Application for a Decree Absolute. Since 2006 it has become possible for a Judge in chambers to consider the Divorce on paper, as against the Petitioning party going into Court to give evidence.
If there were children of the marriage who are under 18, or over 18 but under 21 and still in school, then a divorce application will involve further applications being made to the Court. The arrangements in place for the relevant child or children need to be certified as being the best that may be devised in the circumstances. Sometimes this may necessitate the parties attending the Court before a Judge in Chambers. If there are children then the marriage will not be completely dissolved until their arrangements have been settled by the Court.
Always consult with an Attorney when presented with the possibility of a Divorce. It is a difficult matter to get through and often emotions run high. Your Attorney will ensure that your interests are protected and that any outstanding issues such as the division of property and the arrangements for any children are properly dealt with.
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