Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further informtaion first
Do you still have the paperwork for the Petition that you filed and what ground was used?
Have you checked with the court?
Do you know where your ex lives?
has she said it on an email?
Do you know where her family are?
I appreciate that - but do you know where ANY of her family still live (it will make the next step easier)
That is fine.
The next step is to invest £90 or so and ask an Enquiry Agent to try and trace her.
If her family are around it is likely that they will succeed and if they do then you ask the court to issue another set of divorce paperwork so that you can arrange for personal service on your ex. They will want a further copy of the divorce petition that you submitted.
Once they send you the paperwork spend another £90 and get it put in her hands personally and then after two weeks if she ignores it again you can just apply for the Decree Nisi as you will be able to prove that she has seen the Petition
If they cant find her then that is ok to - you simply need to complete this form
and pay an extra £50
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
She can get a replacement certificate easily
She can issue a new petition - which you can then have dismissed based on your existing petition