I received my Sealed Consent Order a few weeks ago. I am the Respondent.
The Order gave my ex 28 days to pay me the Settlement.
I was pleased to receive the Order, after such a trying time as you can relate to!.
Anyway, I admit I would love to finish the deal with the Divorce itself (Absolute). Up till this time, I have had to wait at every turn for my ex to move to the next stage, and as you can guess, she likes to play games.
So, my question is, even though I am the Respondent, could i side step my Solicitor, and go to the Court Office myself, with my Consent Order and apply myself, with a reasonable chance of it working ?. I am fed up of my ex and a very expensive "System" putting me at the bottom of the pile. I just want a Divorce, my ex wants everything for herself, and my Solicitor needs a steady income via my bank account. 22 months now and counting.....
My Decree Nisi was issued in November last year. (10 months ago). My Solicitor has made several requests to the ex side for info about when she was going to apply for the Absolute, without acknowledgement.
Instead, we get the odd letter about this or that, of which we give a straight forward reply. Its just a paper chase.
We agreed and I signed my consent on the 2nd of August.
Only yesterday, I did go to the Court Office, and they advised me, my Absolute had been issued on Monday. I am now DIVORCED !.