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Decree nisi granted. :0) Timescales?

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02 Dec 11 #300562 by Louloucakes
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So hoorah hoorah I have had Decree Nisi granted a week ago. :0)

Providing all financial stuff is ok agreed and If I apply for the Decree Absolute at 6weeks and 1 day what is the process and how long will it take from application?

Hope your all good & well

L xxx

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03 Dec 11 #300602 by Confused2
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Congratulations. If you are the applicant, either you or your solicitor should have received a simple form to apply for the Absolute. Once the finances are sorted it is possible to walk into the court office with the form (and the £45 fee) and walk out divorced. If the application is made by post obviously it will take a little longer.

I always found the HM Court site useful, there were leaflets for different steps of the divorce process.
www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizensa...ngadivorce/DG_191978

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03 Dec 11 #300607 by Louloucakes
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Thank you very much.

Seems its quite quick then. :0)

Just realised this has posted in jokes and humour.. Whoops. Lol Mind you the last
few months have certainly been interesting at times.

I look forward to January then :0)

L x

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03 Dec 11 #300623 by dukey
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If you have the money side agreed you will need a Consent Order to be sent to court and agreed before you apply for the DA, six weeks should be more than enough time to deal with the CO.

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12 Jan 12 #306083 by debbiedoodaa
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Hope yours is quicker than mine. Decree Nisi granted October last year. He is the Petitioner because he gets legal aid and I dont.
Hi solicitors are only just sorting out the Consent Order before applying for the decress Absolute :(
Like others have said yours shouldnt take long and you will probably be divorced before me :(btw mine has so far taken nearly a year!

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