DECREE NISI AND DECREE ABSOLUTE

“Decree nisi” can be defined as a temporary divorce order. These temporary orders give the couple some time to resolve their issues or think clearly about whether they really want a divorce. After a period of six months, court grants “Decree absolute” which dissolves the marriage. If the couple falls back in love and want to be together again as husband and wife after the “Decree absolute” has been granted, the two would have to go through the process of getting married to each other again. If the two decide to live together without getting married again, they are not considered married
by Law. Their relatives and friends may call them Mr. and Mrs., but under the Law, they are considered a cohabiting couple regardless of how long they had been together before the “Decree absolute” was granted.

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