A well respected, award winning social enterprise
Volunteer run - Government and charity funded
We help 50,000 people a year through divorce

01202 805020

Mon/Fri 9am-6pm       Sat/Sun 2pm-6pm
Call for FREE expert advice & service info


What are we each entitled to in our divorce settlement?

What does the law say about how to split the house, how to share pensions and other assets, and how much maintenance is payable.

What steps can we take to reach a fair agreement?

The four basic steps to reaching an agreement on divorce finances are: disclosure, getting advice, negotiating and implementing a Consent Order.

What is a Consent Order and why do we need one?

A Consent Order is a legally binding document that finalises a divorcing couple's agreement on property, pensions and other assets.


Decree absolute Need help please

  • mojox2003
  • mojox2003's Avatar Posted by
  • New Member
  • New Member
More
27 Aug 12 #352204 by mojox2003
Topic started by mojox2003
My ex husband started divorce procedings last year, I receved my Decree Nisi and got told that he would have to wait 6 weeks and 1 day till he could fill out the paperwork for the Absolute.

Now my problem is that he hasnt done this he would of been able to fill the paperwork out for the Absolute on the 22nd june but like I said hasnt done it.

Now where do I stand I want this Divorve over and done with now, am I able to fill out the paper work myself or do I have to wait for him.

How would I go about doing this as im totaly clueless on the matter I am also on a very low income at the moment so would it cost a lot for me to do.

Many thanks.

  • fairylandtime
  • fairylandtime's Avatar
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
More
27 Aug 12 #352207 by fairylandtime
Reply from fairylandtime
Hi mojo

Welcome to wiki.

I think that the respondent has to wait a period of 3 months enforce they can apply for the Absolute ... Hope others know better, could it be that there is a cost associated with the Nisi £45? It was for my ex.

JJx

  • mojox2003
  • mojox2003's Avatar Posted by
  • New Member
  • New Member
More
28 Aug 12 #352332 by mojox2003
Reply from mojox2003
Hi thanks for the welcome and replie, Hopfully it is 3 months if thats the case it will be just the end of september.

  • .Charles
  • .Charles's Avatar
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
More
29 Aug 12 #352619 by .Charles
Reply from .Charles
As respondent, you have to wait 3 months from the first date that the Petitioner can apply for the Decree Absolute. So that''s 6 weeks and 1 day plus 3 months.

The fee for a respondent to apply for the DA is £90 as the application is made ''on notice'' whereas the Petition can apply on paper which does not involve a court hearing therefore costs only £45.

It may be worthwhile writing to the petitioner indicating that if you have to make an application you will seek a costs order at the same time due to the financial strain that this will cause. It may give the petitioner the kick he requires to get the ball rolling.

Charles

  • mojox2003
  • mojox2003's Avatar Posted by
  • New Member
  • New Member
More
30 Aug 12 #352790 by mojox2003
Reply from mojox2003
Thats fantastic thanks so much for that info it realy helps will get in contact with my ex and see what he says

Moderators: wikivorce teamrubytuesdaydukeyhadenoughnowTetsSheziLinda SheridanForsetiMitchumWhiteRoseLostboy67WYSPECIALBubblegum11