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1. You do have sufficient evidence to proceed with the service as the chat does confirm her receipt of the document.
2. The way you have filed is correct. However at number 3 include the following: The application is therefore for an order that the respondent is deemed to have been served.
This is the order that you want the court to make in order for you to be able to proceed with the proceeding.
3. Yes you may use an address in Italy. The law allows for you to file for the divorce from Italy if the respondent your wife currently resides in the UK. Your address therefore will not be a problem.
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1. Yes courts are accepting applications via post in light of the current pandemic. Contact the court where the application was initially filed to find out whether it is being accepted.
2. Once the application is approved and she has been found to have been served you may then proceed to apply for the decree nisi. You wont get it automatically you would have to apply for it.
3. When you obtain your decree nisi you would wait another 6 weeks and then apply for the decree absolute. Once you obtain the absolute then the divorce would be final.
4. If she acknowledges receipt it depends on what she says. If she acknowledges and decides not to defend then you would not need to proceed with this application you would then file the application for the decree nisi. You must file for this in order for it to be granted.
Please see below link for applying for the decree nisi:
Yes, you would await the outcome of the first application before applying for the decree nisi.