Thanks for your enquiry.
The fact that your former Solicitor does not appear still to be in business, will not hinder you getting the decree absolute (which is the document proving that you are divorced).
However, as it is more than 12 months after the decree nisi, when you apply for the decree absolute, you will have to give an explanation in writing with the application containing the following information:
a) why the application was not made earlier
b) a statement as to whether the parties have lived together (including any dates) since the decree nisi/conditional order
c) a statement as to whether any child has been born to a female petitioner and/or respondent and, if so if the child is to be considered a child of the family.
You are free to go and see another Solicitor to assist you with your application.
If you wish to provide me with the firm of Solicitors who acted for your previously, I can do a search for you to see if they are still trading, but as I have said, you don't have to go back to them.
I hope this answers your question, but please let me know if I can assist further.
i have no paperwork to say i got divorced but i got divorced at bromley north courthouse would my divorce be on their books
Yes, they will still have records of your decree nisi.
Do you want me to check if your former Solicitors are still in business?
its been a few years so i have forgotten so can i go to the courthouse and get the absolute and nisi from there
OK. Yep- you are best to get down to the Court and take it from there.
i have forgotten my ex wifes name before she married me so would that be a problem when i go there or would the divorce be under mr n mrs bullen
The details will be held under your married name, so don't worry.
ok so i would pay them at the courthouse for the absolute and nisi
Yes- the absolute costs £45.
how much does the nisi cost
Sorry- I understood from your first post that you had already got your decree nisi?
no i havent got it because i didnt have the money at the time so i left it until i had the money for it which was bout a year later but they were no longer there so i tried looking online for them but nothing there either. now im getting married next year i would need both just to get married
Sorry- I thought you had already got your decree nisi.
If the nisi hasn't been applied for, I 'm afraid you are going to have to start all over again and get a Solicitor to sort out all the paperwork.
so i will have to get a solicitor to apply for a nisi and a absolute
You will I'm afraid.
ok thank you i have paid £33 for your advice which was good but i would like that to be a one off and not monthly
the divorce went to the court i was in court bout a couple of times then after my solicitor called and said he had my decri nissi and he wanted me pay £200 for it
i have no paperwork at all from that time
it was a few years ago i cant remember exactly when. it was at north bromley courthouse
about 5 years ago
no. but what about the decree absolute do i get that after the nissi
but i dont have the decree nisi bcs at the time i didnt have the money to pay for it £200 my solicitor wanted me to pay him for it so i left it for a while then when i went bk to his office the solicitors were no longer there i looked online for his name but there was nothing online i only had that office number anyway i think i will go to a solicitors here n explain everything to them bcs i dont really have time here now can i have ur mobile number pls so we can chat properly