The legislation allows the following ways to divorce:
1. The Administrative Way
It is done in writing by making a divorce application signed and filed personally by both spouses in the presence of the Deputy Civil Status Officer. It may be filed in the town hall where you got married or at the nearest town hall in the neighborhood of your last common house. However, this is not possible when a case of divorce involves minors;
2. In front of a public notary
Unlike the administrative way, a request to a notary to dissolve a marriage is an exception from the general divorce procedure. This procedure is faster and simpler, but it is only possible only if both spouses have agreed to a divorce and have no disagreements on the other aspects arising out of their relationship.
3. By going to court
Litigation involves a tremendous amount of time, effort, and cost. You will need to be very involved in the process, do a lot of work, and attend many meetings and hearings. You can’t just leave it all for your lawyer to handle. You and your lawyer will work together very hard to get ready for your day in court.