Dating during divorce decree nisi
If the Respondent/Co-Respondent is represented by solicitors, the divorce papers are usually sent directly to them.
The Respondent must complete and return to the court the acknowledgement of service within eight days of receipt of the divorce papers.
We also specialise in the drafting of Consent Orders.
No financial settlement is binding or enforceable unless incorporated into a Consent Order and approved by the Court.
Neither party to the marriage is free to remarry until the final decree of divorce has been made (known as the 'decree absolute').
As a matter of good practice the statement of arrangements should be sent to the other parent for agreement before the divorce petition is issued.Different formalities apply where you were married abroad.The only ground for divorce is that the marriage has irretrievably broken down.This is proved by establishing the existence of one of five factual circumstances. However, it might be a good idea for you or your solicitor to establish whether or not there is likely to be any opposition to the petition before it is actually issued at court.As a matter of good practice, a draft of a petition based on behaviour should usually be sent to the other spouse concerned so that an agreement can be reached over the particulars to be cited. It contains basic information about the names and addresses of the couple concerned, details of any children and a statement that the marriage has irretrievably broken down.