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My brother-in-law wants to know if his divource has been finalised.

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My brother-in-law wants to know if his divource has been finalised. He was issued papers stating a decree nisi was to be pronounced on 15th December 1989. English solicitors and court. Does this mean he is officially now divourced?

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Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alex J. replied 4 years ago.
Hi,

Thank you for your question and welcome to Just Answer.

He probably will need a solicitor to help finalise this.

If he has his decree nisi he will need to file for a decree absolute to end the marriage. https://www.gov.uk/divorce/apply-for-a-decree-absolute

I presume this is amicable and there is no objection?

Kind regards

AJ
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Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
HiAs a starting point he needs to phone the court that dealt with the divorce to check whether or not a Decree Absolute was in fact granted.If he cannot remember which court it was he can use a form D440 to check if one has been grantedhttp://www.divorce-forms.co.uk/ If it has not been he needs to apply for the Decree Absolute by completing the correct application form and filing a statement explaining the delay and confirming that cohabitation has not resumed and no further child has been bornClaire