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What next after court bailiff serves the petition

  • Jane2002
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02 Jan 08 #9826 by Jane2002
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Does anyone have any ideas what the next step is. My x2b received the original petition but couldn't be bothered to sign and send it back. I sent the relevant papers and payment to the court for a bailiff to serve them but would like to know what to expect next.

Can anyone enlighten me please?


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02 Jan 08 #9829 by yferch
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Had exactly the same problem with my ex. Once the ex is served the court will send you an acknowledgment the ex has been served, which you can then use for the next step applying for your Decree Nisi. The court also send instructions on how to use the acknowledgement to apply for your decree nisi.

Be prepared for a wait for the bailiffs to do their bit,I had to phone them constantly. The court bailiff told me they will make three attempts to serve, their last attempt included putting a letter through the ex's letter box saying if he didnt contact them he may be taken into custody, which made him phone them and he granted permission to be served at work.

Good luck

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