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16 Aug 20 #513713 by Simonb78
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Hi,

I have a Decree Absolute and a Consent Order going through the BSE court. I know a few months ago there was a 20 week lead time to get consent orders back but I also read that Nightingale courts had been opened to help with the backlog. Does anyone have any more recent information on how long these are taking to process?

Thanks!!

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17 Aug 20 #513729 by rubytuesday
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This is the most recent work updae from BSE:

We are currently issuing the majority of new divorce petitions within 10 working days.

We are currently processing the majority of Help with Fees applications within 5 working days.

We are currently processing the majority of Decree Nisi listing within 10 working days from the date they are received.

Applications for Decree Absolute are processed on the date of receipt, please allow 5 working days to ensure the order reaches you.

If you would like a progress update on your divorce, please phone 0300 303 0642 between 8am and 5pm Monday to Thursday, and 8am to 4pm on Friday. Or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



If you object to the costs of your hearing please add “Objection to costs and the date of hearing” to your email subject header.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with Consented Financial Remedy Application queries.

The NIghtingale Courts only opened last week and as yet, I've not heard anything about the efficiency (or lack of!) of these courts.

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17 Aug 20 #513733 by suzy21
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Do you know if court cases for financial remedy are going ahead in person or it is all via video link? My final hearing is set for 6th October 2020.

Thank you

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24 Nov 21 #518181 by pratwilliams
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Hope everthing has progressed okay. I am interested in knowing the Nov 2021 timescales. Do you know how to get these timescales please?

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25 Nov 21 #518192 by rubytuesday
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The current timeframes for BSE are (as at 25/1121):

Typical RDU waiting times:

We are currently issuing new divorce petitions on average within 15 working days.

Current processing times for Divorce applications submitted digitally are 5 working days.

We are currently processing Help with Fees applications on average within 5 working days.

We are currently processing Decree Nisi listing on average within 45 working days from the date they are received from the Judge.

Applications for Decree Absolute are processed on the date of receipt, please allow 5 working days to ensure the order reaches you.

If you object to the costs of your hearing please add “Objection to costs and the date of hearing” to your email subject header.

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25 Nov 21 #518196 by pratwilliams
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Thanks a lot for your help! It is very much appreciated.

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