I have waited and waited and never get a reply from my wife’s solicitor. The divorce process in England is conducted in three stages: 1. When a divorced person wishes to remarry, a sealed copy of the decree absolute must be produced as evidence the party is legally free to do so.It is possible to be fully divorced without a financial settlement being resolved.I receive a massive number of comments on this blog concerning the decree absolute.It seems to be the one stage of the divorce process that causes most confusion, and so I thought it might time to look at it in a little more detail and consider the important steps to take once it has been granted. Obtaining a certificate of decree absolute from the court office.Applying for the decree absolute and what to consider It is a straightforward process to obtain a decree absolute.A single sheet application in a standard form is signed and handed in to the court office, together with a fee of £45.Or if there is a new baby on the way, and an urgent need to remarry.
For example, if there is a potential bankruptcy on the horizon and a financial settlement needs to be implemented.Steve can do this by issuing an application to the court, which will hear the application and make the decision.It is not automatically granted by simply lodging a straightforward notice to the court, as it would be if the Petitioner is applying.Perhaps emotionally, it seems a step too far, too soon – and the Petitioner, despite having initiated the process, cannot bring himself or herself to take the final step.So the Respondent may also apply, three months after the earliest date that the Petitioner could have done so.