My partner has been "going" through a divorce for quite some time now. I use the term losely as he''s not really done much about it other than return any forms he''s been required to fill out.
His ex filed said divorce against him and in November he received a letter from the courts saying the first hearing would be held in the first week of December (2011) should he wish to attend and that a following hearing would be held 6wks later.
We took this to be that by the first hearing he''d have a Nisi and that by the end of January his divorce would have been finalised and that he''d be entitled to a decre Absolute. The only thing is, he''s not heard anything since.
How does he know whether he''s divorced or not or whether he''s entitled to his Absolute yet? It seems strange that he''s not had any correspondence since, nor from her solicitor.
As far as i know the letter he received in December was the last correspondence he''s had in relation to the divorce. Prior to that he had received forms to fill out and sign which included the Petition itself and another saying he would accept paying fees (which i thought was silly for him to just accept)
That sounds like the D10. If he completed it properly then it would have been accepted by court and sent to his wife, Then she would need to file Directions for trial and swear her affidavit. If she has not done this then the divorce will not proceed. He can phone the court to find out if she''s done this or not.