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05 Sep 07 #2874 by scottishlady
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Hi....

I am just sitting here wondering what would happen if... when the court sends the divorce papers to my x2b... a) he isn't still at the address that I gave to the solicitor (he may have moved)... or b) he just ignores the paperwork...
The last time I spoke with my solicitor she said that she had filed the petition at court over two weeks ago now, and she said that he should receive 'word' from the court within a week or two... but when he called on Saturday I asked him whether he had received the papers from the court, and he said "no"
I'm just wondering what the procedure would be if one of the above were the case.... (as my sol has gone on hols so can't ask her)

Many Thanks for any comments
Karen:S

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05 Sep 07 #2877 by shazza32
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hi scottishlady..my ex said exactly the same thing,he never recieved the papers,he lied,if he does not reply 2 the petition in the right time and just leaves it your soli will then contact the court and the court will send out the court baliffs to your ex and hand him the petition by hand directly to him,then he got no excuse. I did this with my ex 3 yrs ago,but they could never actually get hold of him,he was ducking and divingand living here and there.My case now i have amended the petition he did not like what i put on it so would not sign,i thought i waited long enough changed the petition to a 2 yr separation,and blow me down they got signed last week,the day after i attended mediation, can i say scottishlady they will find and he will have 2 sign. goodluck

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