Do I have to physically be in Jamaica in order to obtain the divorce?
Once the Attorneys receives certain instructions, it could utilize the procedure where the divorce is granted ‘on paper’ which simply means the procedure where the divorce is granted after filing different documents at different stages of the proceedings without the necessity of a hearing or attendance of the parties at Court. These documents which are filed include:-
(i) The Petition and supporting or accompanying documents;
(ii) The Affidavit of Service of the Petition and Supporting documents
(iii) The Notice of Application to Dispense with Hearing or Decree Nisi Application
(iv) The Decree Absolute Application– Six weeks after the granting of the Decree Nisi, the Petitioner may apply for the final order ending the marriage called the Decree Absolute.
Although terminating a foreign marriage likely will not present any overly significant challenges, even a basic termination of a domestic marriage is complex. Therefore, consider engaging our services to represent your interests by completing our contact form.