There are two types of divorce petitions: joint petition and single petition.

A joint petition is where parties mutually agree to dissolve the marriage after at least two years of marriage. In a joint petition, parties shall state their agreement on:

  • Custody and access of children (if any);
  • Amount of maintenance to be paid (spousal and/or child);
  • Division of Assets.

A single petition can be filed unilaterally by a party after at least two years of marriage and after a certificate is obtained from the marriage tribunal of the National Registration Department.

The usual issues in dispute in a single petition are:

  • Custody and access of children (if any);
  • Amount of maintenance to be paid (Spousal and/or child);
  • Division of Assets.

For both joint and single petitions, a decree nisi will first be granted by the court and the decree nisi will be made absolute usually after 3 months, unless there are exceptional circumstances. 

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