Once you’ve received your Decree Nisi, you really are jumping over the final fences.
You must wait 6 weeks until you apply for a Decree Absolute, which is the legal document that officially signifies the end of your marriage.
It is hoped that during this period you will discuss finances and start to put into practice the arrangements you’re making for shared care of children if you have any.
However, it is more usually spent ticking the hours and minutes off until you are finally free of your dreaded ex.
You must apply for the Decree Absolute within 12 months or you will have to explain yourself to a court, so even if things are going amicably, you must proceed with the final chore.
If your ex originally filed for divorce but has not applied for the Absolute, you can do so, but you’ll have to wait an additional 3 months on top of the 6 weeks before you can do so.