Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-Are you in England or Wales?
-Please confirm what was contested - the divorce itself or the financial issues?
-When was the last hearing and what was it listed for?
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Hi, I'm a solicitor in Scotland. If the financial issues are contested by the Defender, the simplified divorce cannot proceed. An ordinary action of divorce would have to be raised, defences lodged in relation to the financial aspects and sundry procedure followed. You can read about the procedures at www.scotcourts.gov.uk under Sheriff Court ORDINARY RULES. typically a hearing would take six months to a year although 95% of cases settle along the way so it may be better to enter into a negotiation and get an agreement rather than go to court. Either way the quicker it's resolved the less money it will cost both parties on lawyer's fees. Happy to doscuss. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.