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Decree Nisi

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29 Sep 13 #408755 by ian54
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Im trying to progress a DIY divorce, my ex is dragging her feet on a few issues though we have agreed on most things. I would like to obtain a Decree Nisi so i can remarry, is their any reason i can''t apply for this even though a full financial settlement is still outstanding. Any advise welcome.

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29 Sep 13 #408756 by rubytuesday
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You can''t marry again without having the Decree Absolute - a Decree Nisi doesn''t dissolve the marriage; you would still be legally married with a Nisi - and until you obtain an Absolute.

It''s far better to have the finances agreed upon and set out in a Consent Order before applying for the Absolute, esp if you are planning to re-marry again in the very near future.

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29 Sep 13 #408758 by ian54
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yes sorry meant decree absolute

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29 Sep 13 #408759 by rubytuesday
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Have you tried mediation to sort out the remaining issues?

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29 Sep 13 #408761 by ian54
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not yet and its an idea, just think if i go for an application for decree Absolute it will probably push her towards a settlement

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29 Sep 13 #408762 by rubytuesday
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She can ask the Court to delay granting the Absolute until the finances have been resolved - it''s probably best to focus on finalising the finances from one marriage before beginning another.

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29 Sep 13 #408763 by ian54
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oh sure but if she is dragging her feet to frustrate me then i guess the Court will not be sympathetic to her?

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