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Yes. In this regard, to apply for a divorce you will need:
- your wife's full name and address
- your original marriage certificate or a certified copy (and a certified translation if it’s not in English)
- proof of your name change if you’ve changed it since you got married - for example, your marriage certificate or a deed poll
You must try to find your wife's current address if you do not know it. The court will need it to send them a copy of the divorce petition.
Furthermore, you can apply online or by post.
To apply online, click here: Apply for Divorce online
To apply by post, you will need to fill in a divorce application form D8 to start a divorce. Here's the form: Form D8
You should send a copy of the form to:
HMCTS Divorce and Dissolution service
PO Box 13226
Also, keep your own copy of the form.
Is there anything else I can help with today?
My apology, quick divorce was considered to be between 4-5 months in England and Wales when filing for divorce online. No dispute divorce, the fastest time you can expect a divorce application to be completed is 6-months.
In any case, divorce can be costly. Hence, it is highly advised even by family courts to undergo Family Mediation before proceeding with the divorce. This will help resolve whatever dispute before it can go into a very costly legal battle for both parties. You may find a Family Mediator who specializes in these disputes here: https://www.familymediationcouncil.org.uk/find-local-mediator/
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