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24 Apr 12 #326220 by aj4422
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Hi

I was wondering if anyone has sent in a divorce petition recently and may know what the current court processing time scale is like?

Thanks

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24 Apr 12 #326227 by TBagpuss
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This varies a lot from court to court as a lot depends on how busy they are any how understaffed they are (all courts have suffered in the government spending cuts)

In *my* local court I normally experct to gt a Petition back within a week to 10 days. If you have not heard anything after 2 weeks I would suggest calling the court office to ask whetehr it has been priocessed (and if so, when) and if not, whether thy can give you an idea of how long it will take.

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