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Decree Nisi

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19 Jul 12 #344173 by dukey
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No thats not the case, the judge only grants the decree once they have considered all the paperwork and agreed, yes the marriage is over, the granting of decree is a paper exercise nothing more, the decision was made prior to decree.

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19 Jul 12 #344184 by cookie2
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No, there really is nothing to see. The judge does not say anything out loud, just stamps/signs/whatever. It would be like watching your car tax being processed.

Stingrayj wrote:

If you get costs ordered against the respondent, when do they have to be paid?

If costs are not agreed beforehand then they are decided at Nisi, but become due at Absolute. If costs are to be argued then that is the only reason to attend the Nisi. And even then, fighting over costs is seldom worthwhile.

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