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Affidavit completed - What next?

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20 Mar 12 #319098 by EFCL
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Last week I went to the court with my completed affidavit and swore on oath with a court official. The court took all the forms off me there and then to submit, so what next? How long will I have to wait to hear the date for the Decree Nisi? I am off on holiday in 2 weeks so i''m hoping it''s not then as I want to get the Consent Order submitted straight away.

Any advise on how long I should be expected to wait? So far all the previous forms have been returned pretty fast. I don''t want to contact the court as they weren''t a very nice bunch of people when I went last week. I don''t think they''d be very hapy if I rung up pressing them.

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20 Mar 12 #319103 by dukey
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Did you submit Directions for trial at the same time?, assuming both forms are correct its just a waiting game, some courts are much quicker than others.

Don`t worry about making a polite call to court to ask how long they think it will take, its all about how you ask, if your polite and have your court number to hand they wont mind, its their job after all.

A very rough average is two to four weeks but it does vary quite a bit.

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20 Mar 12 #319109 by EFCL
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Ok thanks. I might just be brave and give them a call. They were a very rude bunch last week and I was nervous enough as it is reading from a card with a bible in hand. Maybe I was expecting too much of them, they''re just doing their job.

I submitted the affidavit (D80A), the D10 and the D84 application for Decree Nisi. Is this correct?

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20 Mar 12 #319119 by dukey
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Yup that`s the forms you need.

Court staff, well they have a nasty job and don`t get paid very much, most of the people they deal with are complaining and can be very rude, they tend to be on the defensive from the start.

A big smile and a hello how are you today works wonders ive found, do unto others as you would have them do to you springs to mind, same for the phone, i know divorce is horrible and you may not feel like being Miss sunshine but its a means to an end.

I have to pop into court quite often, when i do i take a pie for the big lad on the door, first time i went we got off to a bad start, i couldn''t get through the metal detector and he got a bit stressed, it turned out to be chewing gum foil in the end, which i was quite pleased about because by this point the coat suit jacket shoes tie belt were all off, the thought of taking the trousers off didn''t really appeal ;)

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20 Mar 12 #319122 by EFCL
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Haha. Thanks for the advice. I don''t have my court reference number to hand as I am in work, but I will give them a call tomorrow and be extra nice.

Thanks

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