Divorce case drags on for 8 years
THE EDITOR, Sir:
I have been trying to get a divorce since October 2011.
I took all the relevant documents to the Legal Aid office in Mandeville and paid the fees. I felt happy because it took off smoothly. However, since it got to the stage for the decree to be granted, I have been unable to get positive feedback.
I requested my marriage certificate and was told that the court has it. I went to the Supreme Court to inquire but was told that I would need the file code. This I have requested but not received.
It’s now eight years since I started the process and I have still not been able to get through with this divorce.
I am frustrated because I want to move on with my life and I cannot because legally I am still married to a man who has moved on. I want the justice minister to be aware of my plight as he clearly stated that divorces should be completed within four months of filing.