HC Deb 06 June 1978 vol 951 c48W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Attorney General what is the average time taken for a divorce to be granted where the parties are agreed and the grounds for the divorce are that the couple have lived apart during the two years preceding the application.

Mr. Arthur Davidson

The period of time from filing a divorce petition to the granting of a decree nisi depends largely on the actions of the parties and their advisers—for instance, in the time taken by the respondent to return an acknowledgement of service of the petition—and varies considerably. No statistics are therefore kept.

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