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My partner was divorced 25 years ago but his solicitor did

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Good morning my partner was divorced 25 years ago but his solicitor did not file it with the court and he never received a decree absolute and has since been struck off. My partners ex wife wrote him a letter stating she would not ask him for anymore settlement after he paid her off by remortgaging the house. We would like to marry what should we do.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for your question

My name is Clare

I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first

Have you checked that there has actually never been a Decree Absolutely

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It was never filed with court
Expert:  Clare replied 9 months ago.

Sorry for the typos

Does he have anything with the Court number on it?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I'm not sure it'll take a while to look
Expert:  Clare replied 9 months ago.

I should have asked - who originally filed for the divorce - your partner or his ex?