What is an Uncontested divorce in Jamaica?
We understand that going through a separation can be emotional and difficult. An uncontested divorce in Jamaica West Indies is a divorce where both parties agree to not formally defend the divorce.
If the Respondent (other spouse) is in agreement to the divorce it provides you with a more affordable, easier and quicker way to get your divorce. When your divorce is uncontested, the procedure is relatively straightforward and can be completed in a shorter time and with less stress for you and the children (if any are involved).
You won’t be expected to attend court for a hearing and everything can be dealt with by your attorney with no face-to-face meetings necessary.
What are the Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce?
Most people who are seeking an amicable divorce in Jamaica want to have it dealt with as quickly as possible, with less stress and saving money on lawyer fees.
Some of the benefits for uncontested divorce in Jamaica are:
- Saves Money.
- No court attendance.
- Quicker – An uncontested divorce can be finalized in 9 to 12 months, whereas contesting the divorce in Jamaica can take a much longer time.
- Stress-Free – There is less acrimony involved with uncontested cases, which therefore allows Proceedings are allowed to move on due to the fact that there is less acrimony.
The process for obtaining the dissolution of your marriage is outlined below.
File a divorce petition
The first step requires the completion and submission of the petition. This document is the main document and includes all of your marital and personal details, such as your grounds for divorce in Jamaica W.I.
Acknowledgement of Service
The Jamaican Court will require that your spouse receives a copy of the divorce papers, which they must sign and then have it returned to the courts.
This is where you will now apply for permission to get your divorce. This is called the decree nisi. This stage of the divorce process essentially confirms that the Judge has seen no reason in Jamaican law why you can’t get a divorce.
This is the final stage of the process and will require a further application to the courts. This is called the decree absolute, which is the final decree in proceedings and is the certificate that confirms your marriage has ended.
In order to prevent any unexpected surprises, we suggest that you contact us in regards to filing for your divorce.