Family, Matrimonial and Cohabitation
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3. When will the divorce proceedings be completed? How long will it take before I can marry again?

The time for the completion of a divorce application will vary from case to case. It is subject to the Court’s caseloads, the length of the hearing and the fact that if there are children of the marriage, the decree nisi will not be made absolute until the Court declares that it is satisfied with the arrangements for them.

The Judiciary has the following performance pledge (for reference only):

 

Waiting Time

i) Dissolution of marriage - from setting down for trial to actual hearing

 

- Special Procedure List

50 days

- Defended List (1-day hearing)

110 days

ii) Financial applications - from filing of summons to hearing (1-day hearing)

110-140 days

Wherever possible, the Judiciary will reply at once to correspondence from members of the public. In any case, it will issue an interim reply within 10 days and a full response within 30 days of receiving such correspondence.

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