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How Long ?????

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13 Aug 07 #1964 by scottishlady
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Can anyone tell me how long it generally takes between one instructing their solicitor to file for divorce and the respondent actually getting the papers????
I am asking this question, because my husband told me he wanted a divorce a couple of weeks ago, and then, nothing..... I'm sure these things take time... but I am wondering how much time...
Thanks for any comments

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13 Aug 07 #1972 by Shelia
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In my case after the petition had been drawn up it took a about 7-8 weeks. I was told there was a back log at the court, so I suspect some courts may take longer that others.

Shelia

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14 Aug 07 #1978 by scottishlady
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Thanks for that Sheila.... I know it may seem like a daft question - but it was one that was on my mind....:)

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