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Consent Order - process time?

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07 Apr 12 #322172 by ianmhill
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I guess this is a ''piece of string'' question, but can anyone offer me any insight into how long it takes to get a (mutually agreed) Consent Order to be processed by a Court?

Mine involves handing one of my pension funds over to my ex and we submitted the papers in December 2011, without legal ''interference''

Any point in me chasing the Court yet?

Absolute has been granted for a month, the only ''acknowledgement'' I''ve had that the D81 is being processed is that the cheque was cashed before Christmas!

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07 Apr 12 #322194 by livinginhope
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I think it varies quite a lot depending upon how busy individual Courts are.
I''ve been told to expect approx 4 weeks by my solicitor but have heard it can take a few months elsewhere.You could phone and ask what is the position at the Court you are using.

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07 Apr 12 #322275 by ianmhill
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4weeks? So far it''s been 4 months! Will have to give them a call

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08 Apr 12 #322323 by dukey
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It really does depend where you are in the country, some courts a few weeks others four months, after four months you should at least call, there may be a problem.

Even then there is little reason to timing, one court which is taking months to seal orders took an application from a wiki for Decree Absolute, sent it Friday afternoon and got the Absolute the day after, make sense of that.

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