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Decree Absolute - No Financial Order, what happens!!

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17 Aug 20 - 17 Aug 20 #513734 by Donut723
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Newbie here so go steady!

I petitioned for Divorce with my ex wife and am currently at Decree Nisi stage. If my ex applies for a Decree Absolute (and presumably gets it) with no financial remedy, how does that affect me? From what I read it's a bit of a no no doing that - it's not what I would do but how would it affect the person on the receive end? I gather being the petitioner or the respondent affects this too. Also if she did the above and remarried, how would that affect my finances/position?

Thanks!
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17 Aug 20 #513736 by WYSPECIAL
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Probably won't make any difference.

Thing to be aware of us you will no longer be married so if one of you dies then the other won't get widow(er)s benefits from a pension.

If that's a problem don't apply for an absolute until you have a financial order. If it doesn't matter to you then you can apply for the absolute then sort the finances after.

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