Apply for a divorce or to dissolve a civil partnership: Form D8

Use this form to apply to a court to end your marriage or civil partnership.


Application for a divorce or dissolution (ending a civil partnership): Form D8

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You can also apply for a divorce online or apply to end a civil partnership online.

Help if you need support to apply online

You can phone the Digital Support helpline if you:

  • do not feel confident using the internet
  • do not have access to a computer or smartphone

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Further information

Read more about marriage, civil partnership and divorce.

Find out how much you’ll need to pay and whether you can get help with fees.

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Published 1 August 2017
Last updated 18 August 2023 + show all updates
  1. Removed a reference to cheque payments on the last page of the English form

  2. Added Welsh translation

  3. Added an updated Welsh form

  4. Updated the statement of truth section

  5. Added details on how to get support when applying online

  6. Uploaded new D8

  7. Uploaded new version of form

  8. New D8 added with note about coming changes in divorce

  9. Revised forms D8 uploaded.

  10. Added accessible form D8.

  11. Added revised D8 and large print versions that reference the online process.

  12. Add in link to online service.

  13. First published.