Application for declaration of marital/civil partnership status

Published date21 March 2018
Subject MatterDivorce and civil partnership dissolution forms
Application for declaration of
marital/civil partnership status
D70 Application for declaration of marital/civil partnership status (04.14) © Crown Copyright 2014
To be completed by the court
Name of court
Case No.
Date received
by the court
Date issued
Fee charged/
Remission ID
Notes to Applicants
This form should be used if you wish to make an application to the court to determine your marital/
civil partnership status or the status of a couple where you have sufcient interest in the result of the
If you do not have copies of the required certicate and/or decree/order you must contact the relevant
authorities (e.g. the register ofce for the area where the marriage/civil partnership took place or the
location of the divorce/dissolution/nullity/(judicial) separation) to obtain a copy.
If you wish to determine your own marital/civil partnership status you are known as the Applicant and
your spouse/civil partner is known as the Respondent. If you are applying to determine the status of a
couple you have an interest in, you are known as the Applicant and the couple will both be known as
You must serve copies of the application and the attached documents on the Attorney General at least one
month before you make your application to the court. For contact details please see
If completing this form by hand, please use black ink and BLOCK CAPITAL LETTERS and tick the boxes
that apply.
Are you a party to the
marriage civil partnership divorce dissolution ( judicial) separation nullity
this application relates to?
Part 1 About you (the Applicant)
Yes No
If No, please state your name, address and interest in the application, and enter the couple’s details
over the page.
My name
Interest in
If Yes, please state your details over the page under Party 1.

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