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How do I get a legal separation and divorce?

If you and your partner decide to separate, then you can get a legal separation or a divorce.

What are my rights in the event of a legal separation or a divorce?

It is your right to get divorced or legally separated. In order to do so, you need to contact the State Administration (Statsforvaltningen).

Legal assistance

You can contact Copenhagen Legal Aid (Københavns Retshjælp) if you need legal help and advice. This is provided free of charge.

Read more about Copenhagen Legal Aid at Can I get legal aid?

The Copenhagen Legal Aid website in English

More information

You can read all about the terms of getting a legal separation and divorce, what you need to do and find forms at the State Administration's website.