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3 years 3 months ago #493274 by happydays247
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I have managed to get the Decree NiSi.
I applied to the Court for the Decree Absolute. I was advised by various parties that i need not attend the Court Hearing & subsequently the Court decided 'No Order' as neither party attended.
Please advise what i should do next? Is it a case of reapplying to the Court and restarting the Application?
My Ex has done nothing to continue petitioning for the Decree Absolute. Any advice would be gratefully appreciated.

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3 years 3 months ago #493292 by SallyMac
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Hi happydays, did you get notification from the court that you needed to attend? What did it exactly say in your letter? Could the letter, in fact, be in reference to the decree [url=Glossary/General/Absolute.html ]absolute[/url] or a financial consent order? In my case I was not required to attend court following my application for a decree [url=Glossary/General/Absolute.html ]absolute[/url], but I understand that there may be a requirement to attend court where there's an application for a financial consent order/clean break and the judge requires more information. This is why I ask.

My original application for a decree absolute got denied but the letter from the court explained exactly why. There was no need to refile the entire petition, I just had to fill in a D36 form and send it in with a covering letter.

If you are still unclear, maybe contact the court directly for clarification. They were quite helpful when I called the court dealing with my petition.

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3 years 3 months ago #493363 by happydays247
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Hi, firstly thanks for taking the time to read & respond. I didn't receive notification from the Court at any point that attending was a requirement.
The letter stated:
upon there being no appearance by either party:
IT IS ORDERED THAT
1. there be no order
____________

That was the brief reply i received from the Court
This was some 7 months ago. I haven't pursued it since, in the hope that my ex - the Petitioner would have. I've since felt the need to get it over & done with, hence i've posted the question here.There is no application for financial consent/clean break as i dont feel that is necessary. We had no joint assets.
I will do as you suggest - fill in a D36 & before sending it off, just contact the Court to find out why this has occurred.
Many thanks

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