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Decree Nisi Delays

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12 Apr 22 #519161 by Vic_M1980
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Hi There
I wondered if anyone had any advice.
I am in the respondent in a divorce, the application was made December 2019 and my ex is refusing to sign the application for the Decree Nisi until the financial orders have been agreed, first court hearing is next month.
I have told him that financial orders cant be official until the Decree Nisi is in place but he fails to listen.

My concern is the unnecessary delays as its been so long already. Is there anything I can do to escalate this via the courts or would it be advisable to put a new petition in where I am the petitioner instead, or would this simply mess things up?

Thanks in advance.

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13 Apr 22 #519165 by hadenoughnow
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You cannot put in a new petition without getting the existing one dismissed.

You could put this down as an issue and ask the judge at first financial hearing to put in the order that Decree Nisi must be obtained.

Presumably your ex knows that you cannot have a legally binding financial settlement unless you have the Decree Nisi?


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13 Apr 22 #519168 by Vic_M1980
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thank you that is really helpful :)

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