There is a case where a person who want to divorce submit the divorce paper without the consent of its partner, when the talks between them does not go well.
Once the divorce paper is accepted, it will need court procedure to make it annulled.
This is time consuming and requires a lot of energy.
To avoid this, there is a system that you can request them not to accept the divorce paper.
The application for not to accept the divorce paper （離婚届出不受理申出・りこんとどけで ふじゅり もうしで）
Today, I’d like to explain about this.
Divorce paper will be easily accepted when you fill the form and submit.
To submit it, either husband or wife can do it, that is to say, they don’t need to do it together.
They do not check whether the signature on the paper is done by them.
Also, unregistered seal is allowed to use on the paper, and you are not required to submit certificate of registered seal.
So, there are sometimes cases where one of a married couple fills the divorce paper without its partner’s consent.
To prevent this, there is the system of requesting to municipal office for not to accept the divorce paper.
When they accept this request, even if he/she submits the divorce paper, it will not be accepted.
In principle, you should submit this to the heads of municipalities of your partner’s registered locality or 本籍地（ほんせきち）.
You can submit this to other offices than that of registered locality.
However, in this case, the office that receives your request should send your application form to the office of your partner’s registered locality, therefore, there takes a little time, and during this time, there may be a case where the divorce paper is accepted.
To avoid this risk, it is better to submit it to the office of your partner’s registered locality.
Solicitor & Immigration Lawyer