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Is there such a thing as a “Quickie Divorce”? 

Only according to the media! Reports of celebrities being granted a quickie divorce can lead to confusion as to why your own divorce is taking longer. Usually when it is reported that someone has been granted a quickie divorce, their divorce has not actually been finalised. Instead they have been granted a decree nisi, which is the first decree of divorce. If a Court has listed a divorce for pronouncement of decree nisi then it is satisfied that the petitioner is entitled to a divorce based on the information contained in their petition. Decree nisi is read out in open Court (or announced in the Court waiting room!) and literally takes seconds, as normally the parties do not attend. Once decree nisi is granted the petitioner must wait 6 weeks and 1 day before applying for the final decree, the decree absolute. However, if there are finances involved then you may be advised to delay your application for decree absolute in order to enter into financial proceedings to sort out your joint finances and assets. 
There are circumstances where an application can be made for decree absolute to be made earlier, for example if one party is terminally ill and wants to marry their current partner before they pass away and cannot wait for the normal procedure to take place. Another example is if the wife is pregnant by her new partner and does not want the new child out of wedlock. The Court will also consider making the divorce final earlier than standard procedure dictates if there is a clear indication of a bankruptcy and financial orders need to be implemented. 

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