I'm also finding the whole d180 process confusing. The added 'bonus' in my case is the fact that I got diverced in 1999...and it's not easy to recollect all the details now.
1. What should be in the top right hand table? Is this table for me to complete? and if so, the court I got divorced in no longer exists. Would I keep the old court name anyway?
2. What would you put under husband;s address? The last address I have is from 1999.
3. Point 8.2 Legal separation - Should I populate this field? I've populated the 8.1 with the divorce date.
4. Fianlly, right at the end: Done at..... date... signature/stamp - is this section for me or the court?
I am in the process of getting one of these & have received some guidance notes from the Central Family Court. In case it might help others...
Q2.1: Name of Court where Decree Absolute was made.
Q2.2: Address of above court
Q2.3: Telephone number of above court
Q3.1: Details of ex-wife
Q3.2: Details of the ex-husband (if not sure about the current address, write down the last known address)
Q3.3: Your former marriage details. It should match what is on your Marriage Certificate & Decree Absolute.
Q4.1: The court where the divorce was finalised
Q4.2: Address of that court
Q5.1: Date of Decree Nisi (the first date on the Decree Absolute certificate)
Q5.2: Your case number (found at the top-right corner of the Decree Absolute)
Q5.3 & 5.4: Fill in as appropriate. (Type of judgement is "divorce" if you got divorced)
Q8.1: Date of Decree Absolute (found at the bottom of the Decree Absolute).
Q8.2: [No guidance given but I gave the same date as in 8.1 and it seemed to do the trick.]
Don't sign or fill in the last line on the bottom - the judge will do this.
Article 37.2 is in reference to question 5.4.
If answer is "no", then disregard!
Not sure which section you refer to for adding solicitor info?
The top right box on the first page doesn't have to be completed by you.