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15 Apr 12 #323815 by janet93
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Had the FDR last week and at long last finances were sorted out.Outcome was ok I suppose,we signed the draft Consent Order,my question is what happens next and how long before I can apply for the absolute? House is going to be signed over to me (with a mortgage which I will have to take on)and I will get half share of a small pension.


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15 Apr 12 #323846 by dukey
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Often when a draft order is agreed in court it needs tweaking so the judge will often ask one of the solicitors to perfect the order then send it to a judge to be stamped, once its stamped then its time to apply for the Absolute, in your case it would be ok to send in the order along with the application for the Absolute.

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15 Apr 12 #323898 by janet93
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Thanks Dukey

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