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Court name
Supreme Court
Case number
Divorce Case 86 of 2007
Counsel for plantiff
Ms. Domingue

Stepanov v Drahuradova (Divorce Case 86 of 2007) [2008] SCSC 60 (04 February 2008);

Media neutral citation
[2008] SCSC 60
Gaswaga, J



ING. JURAJ STEPANOV                                                                              Petitioner




ING. BARBORA DRAHURADOVA                                                                   Respondent


Divorce Side No. 86 of 2007



Ms. Domingue for the Petitioner




Gaswaga, J


This is a petition for a dissolution of the marriage between Juraj Stepanov, the Petitioner and Barbora Drahuradova, the Respondent which was celebrated on the 1st September, 2004 at La Digue, Seychelles as indicated on the marriage certificate tendered in Court.


It is averred that the parties, who are both employed, domiciled and resident in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, have lived apart for a continuous period of at least one year immediately preceding the presentation of this petition.  That their said marriage has irretrievably broken down to the extent that any attempts at reconciliation have yielded no positive results.  Further, that there are no children born of the marriage.


In his petition dated 27th May, 2007 the Petitioner is seeking a dissolution of the marriage to which the Respondent has consented.  (See consent on file dated 9th March, 2007).  As the Respondent has consented to the grant of the divorce in a document notarially executed before a notary in Brastislava, Slovak Republic, the Court granted leave to learned counsel for the Petitioner to make submissions based on the sworn averments in the petition.  On a consideration of the submissions and other pleadings in the case, the Court is satisfied that the marriage has broken down irretrievably, and that there is now no hope of reconciliation.


Accordingly, the Court grants a conditional order of divorce.  This order shall be made absolute after the expiry of six weeks from the date hereof.






Dated this 4th day of February, 2008.