I am unaware that the Absolute was granted because, at the time we couldn't get pension info from the pension agencies quickly enough, so we did not get back to the court but have made financial arrangements subsequently.
Hmm. This is tricky as I have the court papers, to which I responded but no advice on whatever decree. Strangely my wife is unsure of this too. She thought we'd been granted something (nisi) depending on finaces being sorted. What I need is advice on my next move since we are both in agreement over finances, now, but need to know if we have to start the divorce process again. She has not had communication with her solicitors since that time. I have not taken legal advice - until now! Apologies for the rather naïve and incomplete mess that I have presented!
Did you get my last response about being unsure. I thought Nisi was granted but have only the papers from the court re the petition from my wife (this after separating in 2004). We couldn't get the financial answers and agreement at the time so I am assuming that only Absolute didn't occur but could be wrong. I apologised fro my messy recall of events and need advice on whether to restart the process or how/if to get back to the court. My wife has tired of this and wants me to get on with it, but if she was the petitioner in the first place, does that make a difference? Now we are both agreed and just want the quickest route to divorce!
Thank you Clare. If we are not divorced am I right in assuming that we have to start the process again? if the Decree Nisi was granted can either party apply for the Absolute? Thanks,paul
Hi Clare. I hope my request is still'active'. I have the Nisi, I have discovered - and now the right forms, which I understand (D11) - but do I need a solicitor to draft a draft copy of the order I am applying for - and if not where can I find examples to guide me?
Thanks Clare. I am the respondent, and therefore have to use the D11, and am pleased that I don not have to fill in the draft order. Thanks, I can get on with things now.
Thanks Clare - just one more query! On the D11 Application notice there is petitioner, respondent and applicat. Do I become the petitioner/applicant if it is me applying for the Absolute? My wife was the petitioner for the Nisi. Am I both the respondent and applicant?
Clare thanks -So sorry about boring little questions but does my wife become respondent in the D11 application notice ( she was petitioner for Nisi but I am applying for absolute)?
Aaagh! Sorry - do I also tick the petitioner box as well as the applicant box under q.2 ? And I do realise that you have gone above and beyond - thank you very much.
And really, really finally. All paperwork sent through successfully - thank you. Court hearing next Monday. Does my wife need to attend? I am applicant for Absolute, though she the petitioner for the Nisi. She's not keen and wants it over without attending - but after the time lag woulda judge expect both parties to attend?
Thank you Clare. hope not to trouble you again. You have been clear and very helpful.