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Hello, thank you for the question.
I am a UK qualified solicitor and happy to help.
You do not need to go to court in relation to the decree absolute - you can apply and the court will grant decree absolute and you will receive a copy of the Order from the court in due course. The delay could be because your ex wants to deal with finances - if you have not done so yet I would encourage you to agree finances with the ex if possible and have the terms put in to a consent order for approval by the court.
Let me know if you have other queries.
Yes indeed, decree absolute needs to be applied for within 12 months of nisi being granted otherwise the court needs an explanation as to why.
There is nothing to stop you as the respondent applying if the applicant has failed to do so.
If you agreed a clean break I would record this in a consent order and ask your ex to sign this.
The decree would simply be processed unless your ex writes to the court and objects for some reason. There would be no court hearing
Unless there's an agreement for finances before absolute, there is no obligation for either party to pay the other - so yes, it would be considered a clean break
Hi, there would have to be a consent order or a clean break order signed by you both before absolute - otherwise he could claim in the future as all absolute does is legally dissolve the marriage
If you want that order, you need to complete the attached Form A and issue financial remedy proceedings - you can seek your costs from your ex - you can ask your ex to sign a clean break order to avoid all this and then apply for decree absolute once the order is signed. Yes, you can do an order after absolute and have the order endorsed by the court, so it then binds you both to the terms
Sorry for the delay, yes, I would recommend that course of action.
Yes, the consent order is a legal document and should be done by a solicitor and then sent to him to sign.
I can't offer the service but can recommend Gorvins Solicitors (ask for Nicola Fraser) - telephone is 0161(###) ###-####/p>
You do not need to tell him as he will receive a copy of the decree once granted.
It is up to you though - if it would help get him to sign a clean break order then it may be worth telling him before he receives the final decree order
The D11 is to apply to the family court for an order so I presume you mean to apply for decree absolute.
Apologies for the delay - my email details should be available so if you could send me a message, I can assist with the D11 form