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How long does a petition take to arrive?

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26 Feb 08 #15043 by Amstard
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Hi everyone new to the forum and I was wondering if someone could help me.

My wife's solictors sent me a letter on the 4th Jan telling me that she has applied at the courts for a divorce. They said the petition would arrive if a few weeks but it's now the 26 Feb and it still has not arrived.

Is this normal, do the courts generally take this long to send out the petition to the respondent?

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26 Feb 08 #15050 by ariesgirl63
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Hello Amstard and welcome to the forum.

I lodged the divorce petition at Court myself rather than using solicitors and the Court posted out the petition to my stbx within 2 days - and that's in a big city family court who are reported to be very busy! I suspect the delay may well be on the part of the solicitors who do tend to slow things down dreadfully. I would contact the sols who originally informed you and ask what the dealy is! Good Luck Aries x

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26 Feb 08 #15051 by Amstard
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Thanks ariesgirl63...

I did email her solictors three times before they finaly emailed me to inform me that they

"have sent the information to the court and it's up to them when they send it out. so there...:P"

Well maybe not the "So there... :P" bit but you known what I mean.

I dont suppose you can contact the court and ask them what is taking so long, or if they have even recieved the petition from the claimaint?

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26 Feb 08 #15053 by ariesgirl63
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At this stage, if the Court haven't got around to dealing with the petition then the proceedings won't have been allocated a case reference number which is always the first thing they ask for. But its always worth a try! You could phone or email the Court (or both) !! Over 7 weeks just to allocate a case ref number and post out the petition to you does seem a bit extreme.

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27 Feb 08 #15161 by Amstard
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I was starting to think it was getting a bit ott on the time scale involved. I would have thought her solictors would be trying to move it along, which is starting to make me think they have not even started the procedings yet. It's all very odd...

I'll phone the court and see if I can get lucky, thanks for the advice...

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23 Aug 12 #351507 by AwaitingDivorce
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My wife told me she started a divorce 4weeks ago, so far I have received a right to home letter but nothing else. i asked a soliciotr and was told her solicitor should have wrote to me a few days after she went in to inform me - but i havent recieved anything. When i ask my wife she says she doesnt know what she has signed or how it works?? Anyone know why i havent recieved anything? Could it be a bluff?

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23 Aug 12 #351511 by fairylandtime
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Hi and welcome

4 weeks is no ime at all in the divorce timeline, sorry to break that to you but the divorce can take ages.

Having said that, you could ring your local court and see if anything has been lodged with the. I would also suggest you look at the guides on here they give you all the expected dates etc. but tbh in my case x wouldn''t pay the £45 fee for the Absolute / Nisi but expected me to sub him for it lol hence took ages in the long run.

JJx

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