How can you get a divorce in Denmark today?
Easy peasy. It all gets done online. This is Denmark after all. You submit an online application, pay a fee of approximately 60$ and in a week or so, you receive the divorce certificate. Wait, what? Is that really it? You bet. This is what many criticize hardly, as they consider it to be the reason why Denmark has such a high divorce rate.
How is it going to change?
Well, the procedure will remain as is. What is about to happen is extra care for the children of the married soon-to-get-divorced couple. So, especially in the cases where the couple has children, the state has decided to offer free counselling. They studied the stages of the divorce process and identified the things that are really the hardest (or where people find more difficulty or misery). And they will offer to provide for free advisory support to the troubled couples.
How will this happen?
We told you. Denmark is a technologically advanced country. So, the state has developed a mobile app, through which the couples can get information and support, about everything around a divorce: from how to better communicate with your other half to how to announce it to kids. Even how life will be after the divorce. They say it is a mandatory 3-month-reflection or think-about-it period. Although the counselling will be mandatory, it is up to the couple members to decide how many hours they will need.