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My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
Which ground did you use for the Petition?
Was there a written Separation agreement?
What assets were there and what income did/do you each have?
Does she have a new partner?
The divorce cannot now proceed without the Finances being addressed.
This could be dealt with by way of a Consent Order confirming the agreement that was reached and dismissing any further claims
I suggest that you arrange to attend Family Mediation with her - and if she refuses then you attend the Mediation Information and Assessment meeting so that you can issue the application for a Financial Order as soon as possible
It may be that when she realises that you are taking the matter forward then she will agree to a Consent Order.
Given the 50/50 distribution of substantial assets it is unlikely that a court will change that
Please ask if you need further details
Well it can be granted if your ex refuses to co-operate and has had a chance to make a court applictaion if she wished.
No need to mention it in the D80E.
Certainly email her lawyers and ask about mediation
My apologies I should have been more specific the Decree Nisi can be granted - but the Decree Absolute will not be and accordingly the divorce will not happen.
She can in fact apply for the finances to be dealt with at any time - and if you agree an Order it can be made at the same time as the Decree Nisi
Whilst i says "after divorce"essentially it is about the final financial settlement - which you thought had already been agreed