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I need to find out when a decree nisi was made at the end of

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I need to find out when a decree nisi was made at the end of last year between a Richard C McCann and Jean McCann (nee Thorley). How can I get this?
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
What makes you think that one has been made?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Clare,

Well, it's a regrettable matter. Jean McCann told me in November that her (ex ish) husband - Richard C McCann - had filed for divorce in October 2013 on the grounds they'd been separated for two years. Jean subsequently invited me out for a drink at the end of November, which I accepted; regrettably, I was already with someone else but she had been saying how she wasn't sure if it was working out for her. My partner (Sal) and I then separated at the start of 2014 and I proceeded to see Jean on and off for the next 5 months - but it was never what I actually wanted. I had been wanting my partner to commit, which she only did in June, at which point I ended the 'affair' with Jean ...... but then it all came out.

Now Richard McCann is spreading all sorts of stories citing me as a 'home wrecker' and solely responsible for his marriage break-up!! Jean had told me the decree nisi had come through, albeit it may have been sometime in the first six months of this year. I'm trying to establish the proof of:

1) when were divorce proceedings initially filed?

2) when was the decree nisi produced?

I'm trying to prove to my (ex-)partner that there are lots of lies being banded about, as I'm desperately trying to save our relationship - and it's a very difficult time for Sal and myself (and the kids).

Thanks for your help.



Do you know if they are now fully divorced?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Clare,

I don't know for sure if the decree absolute has been done. I think it was being done in either Stafford, Stoke or Derby courts.


The starting point is to see if a Decree Absolute has ever been granted.
This can be done using the Form here
If there is a Decree Absolute then that will also tell you the date of the Decree Nisi
i am afraid that this is the only way that you would be able to ascertain that date
I hope that this is of assistance
Please ask if you need further details
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Sorry but can you keep this open, as my query has not been answered. The main issue here is for me to establish when divorce proceedings were initiated by Richard McCann. I was told he did this in October 2013 on the grounds that they'd been separated for more than two years. There is no point in me checking if there is a decree absolute yet as it'll be too soon into the process for that to have been done.

So, can you find out when proceedings were started and on what grounds?

If he instigated this in October last year there is no reason why it could not have completed and a Decree Absolute granted
I am afraid that since you are not a party to the proceedings there is no basis on which you can find out anything until the Decree Absolute is granted.
At that point you can find out who the Petitioner was and when the Decree Nisi was granted.
You can then also identify the grounds
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