What is an unopposed divorce?

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An unopposed divorce is one which has not been defended by your spouse. The relief sought in your particulars of claim will usually be granted by a court hearing the unopposed divorce. If your spouse has not defended the divorce action after 10 working days from the summons being served on them, you can ask the court to set the divorce action down on the court roll for an unopposed divorce to be heard.

An unopposed divorce can also happen where the matter has been defended but the parties have reached agreement on the settlement of the divorce action, or where the matter has been defended but your spouse has been barred from delivering his Plea in reply to the relief requested in the Particulars of Claim.

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