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I was divorced 40 years ago - don't have a copy or case

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I was divorced 40 years ago - don't have a copy or case number ***** how do I obtain a copy?
JA: What are the assets involved here? Are there any minor children?
Customer: no assets - no children
JA: Where are you located? Divorce laws vary by location.
Customer: Long Eaton in Derbyshire so I don't even know which court it was filed in 40 years ago
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: nothing else

Hello and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will be very pleased to assist you. I'm a practising lawyer in England with over 15 years’ experience. Please be aware that although I will endeavour to reply to you promptly, I am also in full time private practice and so I may not be available to respond immediately and it may also take me a few minutes to prepare a reply. The site will notify you as soon as I respond. I look forward to working with you to answer your question fully.

for the avoidance of doubt, may I clarify you are seeking to obtain a copy of your decree absolute confirming your divorce please?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
please
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
are you there?

thank you. If you do not have any information as regards ***** ***** dealt with the matter nor have a case number, then you will need to consider filling in form D440 and sending this to the address shown on the form together with a cheque or postal order for £65 made payable to HMCTS. alternatively, it is possible to pay by credit or debit card over the phone in which case you would need to include a covering letter indicating your wish and providing your phone number for the court to contact you:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/form-d440-request-for-search-for-divorce-decree-absolute

following payment, a court clerk will search the central family court records for a copy of the decree absolute based on the information you provide in the form which obviously must ensure is as accurate as possible

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
perfect - thanks so much

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