I am the petitioner and after Consent Order granted my solicitor applied for the Decree Nisi to be made absolute. This was out of time due to finances and the requisite statement about why and that there had been no reconciliation or baby etc was included. This was received by the court on 8th January 2020. On 12th March my solicitor received a phone call from court stating that I had to sign a new d36 not solicitor due to being out of time.
1) is this normal/correct and if so should my solicitor have known this?
2) will this duplicate d36 go to bottom of pile again and I have to wait another three months?
3) if this is the case and my solicitor should have known this then do I have to pay for the correspondence she has created in relation to this error.
Three months wait potentially turning into six months for absolute seems ridiculous.
My solicitor has asked them to treat as urgent and they've accepted a scanned copy. Then an hour later they said they now needed another signed copy about non-reconciliation and having a baby in the period since the last one in January. Another signed copy scanned so hopefully will be dealt with asap. Just seems unnecessary.