A divorce decree has the effect of dissolving a marriage thereby allowing either spouse to re-marry.
In order to obtain a divorce decree, the following conditions must be met:
(a) The Spouses must be living apart for two out of the previous three years.
(b) There must be no reasonable prospect of a marital reconciliation.
(c) There must be arrangements in place for the welfare of the spouses and any dependent children.
Before a court grants a Decree of Divorce, there are many factors to be taken into account such as present and future financial circumstances, living arrangements and property, children and their future needs and welfare, succession rights and pension rights.